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Counting down to the start date for our 878 mile cycle relay in sub 60 hours to raise funds for The Christie Charity


Photo of the relay team

Cyclists: John Cowling, Colin Russell, Mike Knight and Dave Berry. Driver: Paul Darwent

This year Mini Gears’ fundraising activity is to cycle the length of the country in less than 60 hours to raise funds for The Christie, an internationally recognised centre for the treatment of cancer.

Map of Route

We all know somebody who has had to deal with this terrible disease and the more that can be raised to aid research into helping provide a cure for this can only be a positive. With this in mind Colin Russell came up with an idea to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End, but we wanted to add our own twist onto it, so we aim to complete it in less than 60 hours!

We have put together a team of 4 cyclists, who will complete the 878 mile route, cycling as a relay in 30 mile segments. The plan is to leave John O’Groats at approx. midnight on Friday 30th June and arrive into Land’s End at lunchtime on Monday 3rd July.

We have a target sponsorship of £5000 and hope that you will join us and contribute to the ride, by sponsoring the team:



We have set up a Just Giving page where donations can be made:



Sponsorship forms are available if you would like to have this as an alternative mode of donating. Please click on the email link:
helen@minigears.co.uk for a pre-written email requesting a sponsorship form.

Thank you.
John, Colin, Paul, Mike & Dave