[This page is included for information only as the ride was successfully completed and money was donated to Christies and the DCRO.]
On the 5th of June, 2009, Malcolm set off from Land's End heading for John O'Groats hoping to complete the distance of 876 miles in 10 days, finishing at John O'Groats on Sunday 14th June.
Most people who know Malcolm, know that he is a member of the Derbyshire Caving Club working in the old copper mines at Alderley Edge in Cheshire. Hence, one of the charities he is supporting is the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, a great bunch of guys who work voluntarily providing a search and rescue service underground in the Peak District and surrounding areas such as Cheshire.
Most of us will know of friends or relatives that have been caught by cancer. Malcolm's family has also lost a close relative to cancer, and Malcolm has a number of friends that have been treated at Christie's. He has therefore decided to split the proceeds of his charity bike ride half and half between the DCRO and Christie's.
To make it easier to support his causes, Malcolm has set up a means for people to donate through the Justgiving website. Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It's also the most efficient way to sponsor him: Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation gets your money faster and, if you're a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
This section of the site will be updated from time to time with progress made by Malcolm, especially during the cycle ride itself.
Donation from DCC members partly based on Open Weekend attendance.
Fund raising continues exceeding £1200.
5th: departure from Land's End and stayed at Okehampton. He is being supported by Rachel throughout the trip.
8th: passed through Cheshire (pictures below) and returned home for the night.
10th: Malcolm set off this morning with the daunting task of riding up Shap. He set off at 0930 hrs and by 1110 hrs he had arrived at the summit, not as hard as the cat and fiddle! The Scottish border was reached at 1650 hrs with Gretna just up the road for his overnight stop. John Clarke
|Leaving Land's End||Arriving John O'Groats|
|En route||Posing with T-shirt|
14th: Malcolm arrived at John O'Groats at 1720 after 942 miles. By all standards, he set and achieved a tight timetable. Congratulations to Malcolm!!
Donations to date (16th June) are just under £2000 including Gift Aid. Can anyone add that last ?30 or so to break the 2k barrier?
Planned full recovery.
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Last updated: 11/05/2010
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