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31 Jul 2021

Nick Harpur is crossing Great Britain from South to North for MDS UK!

When is this event:

Start: 31/07/2021
End: 10/08/2021


Land’s End
PENZANCE, TR19 United Kingdom + Google Map

Land's End to John O'Groats for MDS

On the 30th July Nick will be setting off from Land’s End in the direction of John O’Groats.
He’ll be following the GB Divide route which is a 2000km (600km off-road) route that snakes its way up through England, Wales and Scotland via small lanes, drove roads and spectacular mountain passes (27,000 metres of climbing!).

More info about the route: https://bikepacking.com/routes/gb-divide/

Nick tells in his JustGiving page:

In January last year I learnt that Lydia's mum, Joan, was diagnosed with the condition Myelodysplastic Syndrome (a rare blood cancer). As you can imagine, it has been a difficult 18 months for Joan and all of the family, and, whilst I can’t do anything to change Joan’s condition I’d like to seize the opportunity to raise some money and awareness for an organisation that can. 

MDS UK have been a massive support to Joan and the family throughout this really difficult period. I hope you can join me in attempting to repay just some of the kindness and love this inspiring and brave woman shows so many by supporting MDS UK.

I will sleep in a bivvy bag (basically a sack) in bothies (basically a shack) and in the gardens of kind strangers who I have contacted via the Warmshowers cycle touring website. Due to the distance and terrain I won’t be doing much apart from pedalling for 10 days straight; expecting to average approximately 12 hours in the saddle every day and I expect it will be an eating competition as much as anything else! I have spent 6 months planning and training for this ride to ensure that my route, equipment and body are in the best place they can be but I’ve no doubt there will be some surprises and unexpected challenges along the way.

Any donation you can give will make a difference to the impact that MDS can have and will be greatly appreciated.

A BIG THANK YOU to Nick for putting in such an incredible effort in aid of our small charity. He has already raised more than £2,000!!

We thank him not only for the fundraising, but also the fabulous awareness of MDS he is generating.

Today, more than ever - due to Covid – we need generous people like Nick to help us assist MDS patients and their families.

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