Lands End to John O Groats

28th Jun 2013
Lands End to John O Groats

The boys are now over half way! After six days the group have covered 480 miles averaging 13.5 mph. This is the breakdown of their journey so far:

82 miles Monday

76 miles Tuesday to South Moulton, Very hilly day. Had to stop every 10 miles to find water.

77 miles Wednesday to Cheddar. Found some real nice beer. Bed at 8pm!

77 miles to Ross On Wye . Fantastic views of the sunset from the Hotel

94 miles to Market Drayton.  Very long day in the sun.

70 miles to Chorley.  Flying today average 16.5mph

Sunday on to Orton in the Lake district

Only one minor fall for the guys and no further mishaps. Remember you can help support their efforts by donating here.


With the Investec Cycle Challenge just around the corner, ‘cycling’ seems to be the buzz word for Taverners at the moment. In two weeks’ time, five stalwarts set out to complete the Lands End to John O Groats cycle challenge, raising funds for The Lord’s Taverners.

Graham Sheard (aged 65), Craig Rawsthorne (aged 38), Bob Matthews (aged 58), Phil Warner and Terry Parker (aged 66) are the men who take on this classic. After driving down to Penzance on Sunday 14th July, their journey starts at Lands End on Monday 15th. They are faced with 14 days of hard riding, taking a detour to the spectacular coastal scenery of Duncansby Head before finishing at John O Groats on Sunday 28th July.

Between them, the team will have clocked up a remarkable 40,000 miles in 2013. Lands End to John O Groats has been a life-long ambition for all of the team so please support them in raising funds for The Lord’s Taverners by donating here.

The route:

Day 1 Lands End to Wadebridge 69 miles========69

Day 2 Wadebridge to South Molton 73 miles=====142

Day 3 South Molton to Cheddar 68 Miles ========210

Day 4 Cheddar to Ross on Wye 77 miles=========287

Day 5 Ross on Wye to Market Drayton 94 miles===380

Day 6 Market Drayton to Chorley 70 miles=======450

Day 7 Chorley to Orton [Lakes] 77 miles=========527

Day 8 Orton to Langholm 69 miles==============596

Day 9 Langholm to Inverkeiting 86 miles========682

Day 10 Inverkeiting to Blairgowrie 71 miles=====753

Day 11 Blaigowrie to Tomintoul 68 miles========821

Day 12 Tomintoul to Dingwall 62 miles==========883

Day 13 Dingwall to Tongue 65 miles============948

Day 14 Tongue to John O Groats 52 miles=======1000

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