at Exeter School, Exeter, EX2 4NS United Kingdom
904.8 Miles in 10 days. Raising Money for The Childrens Society and The Janine Di-Vincenzo Foundation, supported by Exeter School.
Land’s End to John O’Groats Charity Cycle Ride Exeter School has organised a Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cycle ride raising money for two charities. The Children’s Society which are a national charity who run local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable and have nowhere left to turn. The Janine Di-Vincenzo Foundation which is a recently created foundation started by the Di-Vincenzo family following the loss of Janine through cancer. The foundation aims to provide financial support to families who can’t afford advice and help from pioneering specialists. The success of these treatments, allows the family to have more time together. It is very important to us that as much money as possible goes to the charities, the School didn’t want external event organisers to be involved and drain the pot unnecessarily. This meant that the School had to research and plan the route, find accommodation, and provide support to the riders. The School struck on the idea that accommodation could be provided from other independent schools en route. This has been a huge success as the following Schools have offered accommodation: Mount Kelly School Tavistock, Taunton School, Monmouth School, Ellesmere College, Sedbergh School and Lomond School. Additional accommodation is being provided by the YHA, the Lockerbie Adventure Centre and the SYHA. The ride begins on the 8th August 2016 and we travel from south to north taking advantage of prevailing winds. The route will take us on roads that are safe, interesting and present a challenge to all those taking part. The route covers some of the more scenic & memorable areas of the country such as North Cornwall, Dartmoor, Cheddar Gorge, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Wye Valley, Shap and Beattock Summits the beautiful West of Scotland, Glencoe and the Great Glen then on up the east coast of Scotland to John O’Groats, without the aid of ferries, and most importantly we will always start and finish at our overnight accommodation. The team is made up of nineteen riders with ten support crew consisting of staff, pupils, parents and friends of Exeter School, they will be supported with two minibuses, a van and a trailer. The journey is 904.8 miles and 46,678 vertical feet over ten days. Please can you help us raise £50,000.00 which will be divided equally between our two selected charities? Updates of our fundraising, training and ride progress can be found on our Blog: https://exeterschoollejog.wordpress.com/ just click on the join link and add your email address. For those who use Strava a group link has been set up https://www.strava.com/clubs/163456. I hope that you can help us raise in excess of our target. Many Thanks The LEJOG 2016 Team
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