On May 23rd, Sue & Ali McKichan will set off to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats covering a total distance of over 1000 miles. During this 2 week epic, they will average 60 miles a day, climb the equivalent of twice the height of Everest, whilst hopefully discovering some tasty scone shops along the way. They don’t have the benefit of a support team, so will be carrying all their kit in panniers and will be overnighting in bunkhouses, B&Bs and with friends and family where possible.
The Edinburgh sisters are embarking on this challenge to cycle the length of Britain to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, who provide such fantastic practical, medical and financial support for anyone affected by cancer.
They are pedalling from south to north in the hope that the prevailing South Westerly winds will help them on their way. Their route takes them up through Cornwall and Devon to Bristol, then north hugging the Welsh border, through the Midlands and the Lake District.
The Scottish half of the trip sees them heading up through Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, the Great Glen and on up to John O’Groats.
If you wish to support them, then you can donate via: http://www.justgiving.com/aliandsuemckichan
And they’ll be tweeting and blogging as they go – so check out the weblinks below:
Ali & Sue's Big Bike Ride