Val and Keith’s John O Groats to Lands End

Val & Keith

This year Val has been Lady Captain at Rossendale Golf Club and has supported Heartbeat during the year in memory of Peter Ashcroft

The golf season finishes at the end of October, immediately after closing day, Val and Keith are going to travel up to John o Groats to get on their bikes and cycle to Land’s End.

Val says, ‘The challenge is very dependent on weather conditions so will be completed in three or four stages but we hope to complete the whole journey during November. We are travelling on quiet roads and tracks and the total distance will be about 1,500 km.

I am hoping to raise funds for a couple of charities and you can donate here to support Heartbeat. I will post updates on our progress as we go.’

To support Val and Keith please click here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Valmakinson-heartbeat

UPDATE

John o Groats to Lands End Challenge… Thank You Very Much for all Contributions.

To date:

  • £180 so far for Heartbeat Appeal
  • 330 miles completed
  • We set off from John o Groats on 31st October

Day 1: To John O Groats and Thurso. 20 miles

Day 2: Thurso to Melvich. Into Strong Head wind so short day. 20 miles.

Day 3: Melvich to Lairg: Through Strath Naver. 60 Miles

Day 4: Lairg to Beauly 45 miles

Day 5: Beauly to Fort William Through the great Glen. 63 miles

Day 6: Fort William to North Connel. Bonfire night 42 miles

Day 7: North Connel to Inveraray 35 miles

Day 8 Inveraray to Dunoon 40 miles 40 miles

Resuming the challenge on Thursday 16th November. Starting in Gourock. Cycling to Carlisle 17th 18th November then down towards Stoke on Trent.

 

Please contact the Fundraising Team on 01772 717147 for further information.