Wookey's Wheel Challenge
How would you celebrate your 72nd birthday? Would you cycle 72 miles every day for two weeks?
This is what our founder, Ray Wookey is doing from 5th September on an epic 1008 mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats (‘Lejog’) to raise money for Maggie’s, the charity for people with cancer.
The ride was originally scheduled for May but the COVID19 pandemic threw all Ray’s plans into the air. However, against all odds, the ride organisers have pulled out all the stops so that this charity ride can continue.
Wookey's Wheel Challenge video diary
Ray will be recording videos from his epic ride which will be uploaded to Youtube. You can subscribe to our channel here. The latest videos will be posted below too.
Where's Wookey? Ray's current location
5th September: En route to Land's End from London Paddington.
7th September: En route between Fowey, Cornwall and Moretonhampstead, Devon.
8th September: Heading to Street, Somerset
9th September: Crossing the border into Wales! Monmouth to be exact.
10th September: Skirting the Welsh border, arriving in Clun, Shropshire.
11th September: Working our way to the North-West of England, arriving in Northwich, Warrington
12th September: Arriving in Lancaster
13th September: Last stop in England: Penrith, Cumbria.
14th September: Crossing the border into Scotland as Ray heads to Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.
15th September: Entering Edinburgh! Might buy some shortbread. :)
16th September: Ballater, the eastern gateway to the Cairngorms, which means hills ahead!
17th September: Heading to Inverness. Hoping to get sight of the River Ness and the Moray Firth.
18th September: In the Highlands! Nearly there. Riders are splitting into fast and slow groups now so that we finish in John O'Groats together.
19th September: Within reach! Closer and closer to the North Atlantic, on the final stretch to John O'Groats.
19th September: MADE IT! 1008 miles completed. Now for a well-earned rest.
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Maggie’s is a charity that provides care, support and vital information to those living with cancer. It does this at purpose-built centres throughout the country that provide a beautiful and calm setting away from hospitals.
About the bike
A lot of people ask whether electric bikes are resilient to the elements. We believe that they are, but the Great British weather over a 1008 mile ride might have other ideas.
The Scott Strike eRide 930 – with all of our special additions – is the bike that we think will be tough enough for the challenge. With a large battery capacity and powerful Bosch Performance CX motor, the rugged, all-terrain e-bike should pack more than enough punch to make it from the UK’s most southwesterly point to its most northeasterly.
How to donate
Donations are being raised via Justgiving. Find that page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ray-wookey