Hello my name is Ron Spicer and on July 26th 2011 I embark on a great challenge; cycling the entire length of Britain from Lands End, the most south-westerly point, to John O’Groats, the most north easterly point of the British Isles.
I will be joined on this saddle bound adventure by my father in law John Rowlands and his friend Chris Wild.
Over two weeks we will cycle over 1000 miles and climb over 35,000 feet (more than the height of Everest). We will have muscle ache, chafing, numb hands and battle head on winds in the name of raising money for Stairway to Heaven. Our trip will take us through some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery including the Cornish Coast, Dartmoor, The Lake District and Scottish Highlands. The full itinerary can be seen in the table below. Luckily I should be able to apply my map reading skills to keep us on track – no jokes about geography teachers and getting lost please!
We’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for Stairway to Heaven so that the memorial at Bethnal Green Tube Station can be completed soon. The cycle ride will also be in memory of my grandfather, Stan Spicer, who sadly lost his brother Tony and sister Joan in the disaster. Like many of the 173 people that died they were young children aged just 4 and 9.
I know these are difficult economic times but please dig deep and give what you can. All your contributions are hugely appreciated and will go directly to the memorial fund. Every penny you donate will go towards building the memorial.
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