Josh and Harry are in the pink!
Two teenage boys from Cirencester, Harry Homan-Green and Josh Potts (both 19), have set themselves the challenge of a 2,000+ mile PINK cycle marathon in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer during October, which is national Breast Cancer Awareness month
Ooh, it's a long way!
Two teenage boys from Cirencester, Harry Homan-Green and Josh Potts (both 19), have set themselves the challenge of a 2,000+ mile PINK cycle marathon in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer during October, which is national Breast Cancer Awareness month. The pair are determined to fulfil this major feat from John O’Groats to the most southerly point of Europe, Tarifa Point in Spain, dressed in just bright pink morphsuits!
“We wanted to do something fun and challenging during our gap year and raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer at the same time” says Harry. “My Mum started the Cotswold Breakthrough Breast Cancer group five years ago with her best friend Eira Hooper who was diagnosed with the disease. They dedicated all their spare time organising different fundraising events locally for Breakthrough which is the UKs leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer. Sadly Eira lost her fight in July 2008 but Mum and her friends carry on in her memory to help create a future free from the fear of breast cancer.”
The Crown Inn at Cerney Wick (www.thecrowncerneywick.co.uk) has already pledged their support and are funding boys by generously sponsoring 2 hybrid bikes which will be auctioned off for the charity after the venture. The boys are seeking further sponsors and have set up a dedicated website with a blog www.itsalongway.co.uk, where people can follow their efforts and pledge support. They intend to start their journey on 2nd October 2010 and anticipate taking 27 days to complete it, cycling between 35 to 110 miles a day, depending on the terrain.
See the route below, any help with refreshments, overnight accommodation, or somewhere to pitch a tent, along the way would be much appreciated. Please contact amanda@cotswoldbreakthrough or call 07973537706.
The towns/cities are listed below on the days they will depart from them, eg. Day 1 they will cycle from John O' Groats to Morangie; day 2 from Morangie to Dalwhinnie and so on.
Day 1 - From John O' Groats to
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 Seven Falls, Tintwistle - a hidden gem in the Peak District
- 3 10 great circular walks in Lancashire
- 4 10 great circular walks in Cheshire
- 5 Can you rehome Surrey’s loneliest dog?
- 6 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 7 Country walks with summer pub gardens in the Cotswolds
- 8 12 beautiful waterfalls in Yorkshire
- 9 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 10 11 pretty riverside pubs in Hertfordshire
Day 2 - Morangie to...
Day 3 - Dalwhinnie to...
Day 4 - Edinburgh to...
Day 5 - Carlisle to...
Day 6 - Croston to...
Day 7 - Church Stretton to...
Day 8 - Cirencester [HOME] to... Southampton
--- FERRY TO FRANCE ---
Day 9 - From St Malo to...
Day 10 - Rennes to...
Day 11 - Nantes to...
Day 12 - Bordeaux to...
Day 13 - Bayone to... San Sebastian
--- NOW IN SPAIN ---
Day 15 – San Sebastian
Day 16 – Vitoria-Gasteiz
Day 17 - Burgos
Day 18 - Palencia
Day 19 - Valladolid
Day 20 - Salamanca
Day 21 - Caceres
Day 22 - Sevilla
Day 23 - REACH TARIFA! If everyone who reads about this challenge sponsors �2 for just two of the 2,000+ miles they are covering they will soon reach their �2,000 target.
Visit their JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/oohitsalongway and please donate generously!