JULY 2019

Cycle from Land's End to John o' Groats or John o' Groats to Land's End

BikeTheUKforMS

 

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RIDE overview

RIDE DETAILS

Date:  July 12 2019 (LEJOG. South to North)

Date: July 28 2019 (JOGLE. North to South)

Duration: 15 days  (31 if you cycle both ways!)

Cost: Raise £1 for each mile of the ride for MS. (£1021)

Website: BikeTheUKforMS

EXACT START DATES IN JULY TO BE CONFIRMED

 

Known as one of the most famous cycling routes in the UK, 'LEJOG' will take you to the extremities of Great Britain. Starting in the most Westerly point of the British Isles, Land's End, the route will traverse the hilly Cornish terrain before a challenging ride up and over the spectacular Dartmoor landscape.

 

Aiming for a night in the beautiful Roman City of Bath, the ride will take you through the Mendips, including the famous Cheddar Gorge. From Bath, you'll cross the River Severn into Wales and skirt the Welsh boarder before entering Western England. The latter half of the trip takes you through the breathtaking Lake District for a rest day before traversing the stunning Scottish Highlands. The final leg will have you following the remote North Coast of Scotland to the most North East point of the UK, John o' Groats. The journey of roughly 1,000 miles will be a true test and one which you'll never forget. What more rewarding way could there be to see the beauty of the UK?

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1021m distance      2200 climbing

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KEY INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

Please visit the Bike the UK for MS website for registration and further details. REGISTER HERE

 

COST

BikeTheUKforMS asks you to raise a minimum of £1 for every mile of the ride (£1021) which will go towards MS research and support. During the ride, many expenses will be covered by the fundraising minimum, including all overnight accommodations, tyres and tubes, maps, team apparel, support vehicles, route leaders, minor bike maintenance and some team meals. Food while on the road will be your main expense and the amount spent can vary greatly depending on whether you cook at camp, grocery shop, or eat out. You do not have to pay any other fees or overheads.

 

WHERE YOU STAY DURING THE RIDE

To make sure as much funding as possible goes to MS, most overnight stays will be in church and community halls, with some camping. More details at the BTUKFMS site.

 

ABOUT BTUKFMS

BTUKFMS raise  funds for MS research and treatment through cross country cycling trips. Their goal is to combine an important cause with an incredible experience. In addition to funding research, cyclists volunteer for MS patients as they pass through communities. A portion of the funds are used to fund projects like accessible ramps and bathrooms.

REGISTRATION & ROUTES

JOGLE

Distance: 1021 Miles

Date: 28 July to Aug 13. 2019 (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

John O'Groats to Lands End.

North to South.

 

A fully supported bike ride along the length of Britain. You'll raise a minimum of £1021 for Multiple Sclerosis support and research.

 

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LEJOG

Distance: 1021 Miles

Date: July 12 to 28. 2019 (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED(

Land's End to John O'Groats

South to North

 

A fully supported bike ride along the length of Britain. You'll raise a minimum of £1021 for Multiple Sclerosis support and research.

 

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SEA TO SEA

Distance: 140 Miles

Date: Mar 24-26 (ALL DATES TO BE CONFIRMED)

          May 26-28

          June 16-18

C2C. Whitehaven to Newcastle. West To East.

 

A fully supported bike ride coast to coast across England. You'll raise a minimum of £141 for Multiple Sclerosis support and research.

 

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F.A.Q.

  • IS THIS AN OFFICIAL BTUKFMS SITE?

    No. This site is not endorsed by or representative of either BTUKFMS or BTUSFMS.  We are simply promoting them as an excellent way to experience the UK on your bike while raising funds for a very worthy cause. Info and opinions on this site do not reflect the views of BTUKFMS or BTUSFMS.

  • HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?

    The only direct cost to you will be to raise a minimum of £1021 which will go towards MS research and support.  (£140 for the Coast to Coast ride.) There is no fee to undertake the ride. Your main expense on the trip will be food.

  • CAN I CYCLE PART OF THE TRIP?

    Yes. Just raise the amount to cover the miles ridden.  For example if you want to ride from Cornwall to Wales, just raise the amount to cover that mileage.

  • ARE THERE ANY OTHER ROUTES?

    BTUKFMS also run shorter routes across the country from sea to sea, that last several days. Details on their website.

  • WHAT WILL I DO FOR FOOD?

    There will be rest stops during your day cycling where you can stock up on energy bars and hydrate. There are also quite a few lovely pubs along the route! Evening meals will be down to you, you can eat out or prepare your own meals at camp.

  • WHERE WILL I STAY?

    To make sure the maximum amount of money raised goes to MS, most overnight stays will be at church and community halls, or camping. If for some reason there is no camping available, BTUKFMS will  try to provide alternative accommodation.

  • WHAT SHOULD I BRING

    You'll need a bike, camping equipment and cycling clothes.  BTUKFMS will have a support vehicle to carry your equipment for you. You'll need a tent, a small gas stove and a sleeping bag at a bare minimum. BTUKFMS has a recommended list of equipment on their site.

  • HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?

    While this is a challenging bike ride, with suitable preparation and training, it should be achievable by any cyclist.

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Multiple sclerosis charity

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Farnham, Surrey   GU9 8DA

United Kingdom

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