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Jul 13

Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of VBR

Two of our regular volunteers, Steve Armstrong & his son George, are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats this summer, along with Rachel, Steve’s wife, and a group of friends. They plan to take about 14 days for the trip, departing on the 21st July and cycling an average of 70 miles each day.

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Very kindly Steve & George have decided to represent the Vale of Berkeley Railway and have set up this sponsorship page. Please show your support to Steve, George and the rest of the team by sponsoring them using the my donate button above. Thank you for your support.

 

Progress:

3rd August: Finished

Today, very tired but elated, Steve and George finished their Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride, with George joining in for the last couple of legs after his fall in the Forest of Bowland.

Congratulations to both of them as well as the rest of their group, as this is quite an accomplishment.

The Vale of Berkeley Railway would like to thank Steve & George for choosing us as their charity and all those that donated. In total they have raised £300 plus gift aid which is fantastic.

 

 

 

31st July: Mishap

Having now reached the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, progress was going well, but unfortunately George had a puncture whilst descending a steep hill and came off his bike, which resulted i n a trip to the local hospital. Luckily George hasn’t broken and bones but he’s feeling pretty sore and unable to continue the rest of the trip.

Steve in the mean time has carried on with the rest of the group, through wind and torrential rain, which his phone didn’t survive to reach Glencoe, with 3 days left. We wish George a speedy recovery.

George’s visit to A&E

Steve having a well earned rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25th July: Reached Wales

Steve, George and the rest of their group set off from Land’s End on Sat 21st. The weather has been hot, probably too hot for cycling, with them drinking lots of water. After 300 miles they have crossed through Cornwall & Devon, passed through Bristol, crossed the River Severn and started the leg up the east side of Wales. Well done so far.

Starting point at Land’s End

Grateful for the support crew

 

 

Steve, crossing the R Severn

George, crossing the R Severn