Our gallant team of Ventient colleagues - Stuart Hastie (Control Centre Manager), Marcus McGinley (Technical Manager) and Tony Crombie (Regional Asset Manager) – are now on their bikes and cycling their way from Lands End to John O’Groats.
They will be completing the mammoth challenge over a period of 10 days with a target to raise £20,000 for 3 very worthy charities:
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Scottish Charity Air Ambulance
- Scottish Association for Mental Health
Please follow their progress via the map below and support their efforts by making a donation:
Updates from the team
Updates from the team are shown below with the most recent first.
Final wind farm done - Causeymire
Last lunch stop of the trip
Final day. Final push, hoping for some wind on our backs to take us through to the finish.
Golspie to John O Groats via Causeymire Wind farm.
Thanks to everyone for their support.
Day 9 ? Aviemore to Golspie. One final leg tomorrow and this time tomorrow we'll be finished!
Day 9 Aviemore to Golspie. Final leg now 85 miles and then last day tomorrow
Day 8 done, made it to Aviemore 88 very tough miles. 2 days to go.
Pitlochry for a pit stop
Day 8, 90 miles to do today from Perth to Aviemore
Day 7 done, 97 miles. Moffat to Perth via Glenkerie wind farm and the Edinburgh office where we had a great reception from everyone there.
Thanks to everyone for the continued support.
Day 7? Moffat to Perth today via Edinburgh. Joined by colleagues Ursula for the morning and Alan for the adtetnoon.
Looking forward to calling in at the office in Edinburgh and seeing all our loyal fan base, and more importantly lunch.
Day 6 done. Rest day at 72miles.
Good to back in Scotland as well, a major milestone.
Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing everyone at HQ.
Day 6 underway, a rest day today only 70 odd miles.
Support vehicle duties change from Clayton who has done a great job over to Ricardo at Carlisle.
Be back in Scotland this afternoon.
Thanks to all our colleauges, friends, families and sponsors for all your continuous support.
Day 5 done. 97 miles with a 10mile 1400ft climb at the end.
Now half way through the ride in days and distance ????
Just landed in Lancaster for a late lunch
Day 5 underway shortly, destination Penrith. Just under 100 miles today give or take.
Day 4 done. Hereford to somewhere near Widnes / Warrington. 106 miles longest day of the trip.
Thanks to Kev who leaves us tomorrow after riding with us for the last two days.
Lake District tomorrow
Flying along this morning despite a wind at us.
Shrewsbury for lunch
Day 4 over 100 miles to do today from Hereford up to Widnes, our support for the last few days Simon leaves us today after doing an excellent job, and Clayton will be with us to Carlisle
Day 3 completed Bridgewater to Hereford. 82 miles completed 4700ft of climbing
Hereford is famous for at least 3 things. Not sure which one we want most right now:
A)Hereford cattle - could eat a whole one
B)Cider - could drink a lot of it
C)The SAS - could do with them shooting me
Made it to Wales for lunch!
Day 3 Bridgewater to Hereford 88 miles hopefully a little less climbing.
3 of us now become 5, with another Ventient colleague Kev Dodd joining us for the next two days and Dan from our silver sponsor EDF joining us today
Day 2 completed 87 miles 7000 feet of climbing
Day 2, 86 miles planned with 5500 feet of climbing. Next stop Bridgewater
Day 1 completed
95 miles and 7550 feet of climbing time for some well earned beers and food
First wind farm ? arrived at Bears Down
Day one Lands End to Launceston 86miles and 5800ft of climbing
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