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26th March 2024

Epic Cycle Ride

John’s amazing ride has finished! He’s completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge!

Watch this short video about the ride here.

John travelled 1,629 Kms and climbed 10,220 m over the duration of his travels.  He did all this solo and carried everything he needed on his bike. 

Section 1:
7th May – Land’s End to St Ives
8th May – St Ives to White Cross
9th May – White Cross to Rosecare
10th May – Rosecare to Mill Barton
11th May – Mill Barton to Taunton
12th May – Rest Day

Man riding recumbent bike

John’s recumbent bike

Map of the UK showing route taken by epic cycle of CLL Support Trustee John Greensmyth

John’s route

John’s progress reports:

John is doing well despite some poor weather and had reached Taunton at the weekend.

Distance travelled: 313km. Metres climbed: 4,233 (almost half way up Everest!) 

John is just about to complete the second stage of his amazing journey. May 17th will see him riding between Stoke on Trent and Henley, and then on 18th he will meet up with David Warner in Preston, who is on his record attempt to walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 100 days.

John Greensmyth and David Warner, our two ‘Challenge 20’ heroes finally met up in Preston on 18 May. CLL Support Chair was there to congratulate them on their amazing achievement so far. They both still have a long way to go, and we wish them well on their respective journeys.

A man on a recumbent bike and a man standing next to him
Map showing routes taken by John on his epic cycle ride and David on his marathon walk

John has reached Scotland!

My experience of the last fortnight cycling through England has been fabulous. It is a “green and pleasant land”. Everyone I met has been welcoming and friendly and it will live long in my memory ??.

John finished, tired but happy, on 30th May and is recovering at home before carrying on with his duties as deputy Chair.

You can contribute to John’s Just Giving page here.

If John’s Challenge has inspired you to take on your own challenge, please get in touch: