Gareth Roulston and 4 friends are cycling the Great British End-to-End, or as it’s also known, LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) in April 2010. You may have heard about this particular challenge when David Walliams, Davina and Co completed the challenge for Sport Relief last year, although they did it as a relay rather than cycling the complete journey. Gareth and his team will all be cycling every metre of the 1000 Miles over 10 days and raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the Scleroderma Society in the process. So why am I telling you this?
Well, I completed the challenge in 2003 and wrote about our exploits (http://www.pewseys.co.uk). Since then I have offered to help others who are thinking of undertaking the trip by making available information on what we did, how we prepared, etc, as well as our route. Since then my website has grown and hardly a week goes by when I don’t get an email asking for some help or just telling me how they got on.
A few weeks ago Gareth approached me and asked if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed for his LEJOG blog. Having never been asked before and being buttered up with lots of nice compliments, I agreed and you can read the interview at the link below.
Gareth is keeping his site updated with lots of information and will track his progress along the route. Definitely worth a read.
You can donate to Gareth’s good causes at his Justgiving sites
Cancer Research UK http://www.justgiving.com/LEJOG-Cancer-Research
The Scleroderma Society http://www.justgiving.com/LEJOG-Scleroderma
If you wish to read more about the End-to-End
Good luck Gareth!