Andrew Davis who lives near Bromyard set off from Lands End in Cornwall on 11th June (tail end of the G7 summit, see pic). He is completing the Lands End to John O Groats (also known affectionately as LEJOG) by bicycle in aid of the Royal National College for the Blind and has just reached the Scottish Highlands after some gruelling rides up through the Lake District and into the highlands area.
He is mostly following Sustrans advised routes and his pace is pretty phenomenal and he thinks he’ll be reaching John O’Groats in the next few days. His latest section is up around Loch Lomond and in the Trossachs National Park, including ‘off road through the woods and some mega climbs’ says Andrew on his Strava page.
At the last count he had done over 957kms, 51 hours in the saddle and yesterday, completed 141kms over very hilly terrain. The whole route is just under 900 miles (1,407kms) and takes 10-14 days or longer if not ‘racing’ as such.
Andrew doesn’t have a visual impairment but did the Sports Massage course at the RNC a few years back as a private student and is a professional carpenter/joiner by trade. He met some of the students on the course and then got involved helping with our Tandem Cycling Club as he is a keen cyclist himself. This challenge is his way of supporting the RNC at a time when he knows they really need it.
Andrew’s Just Giving fundraising page can be accessed by visiting – here