Lands End to John O'Groats: Going the distance for Teens Unite

01 October 2019
  • Challenges

Lands End to John O'Groats: Going the distance for Teens Unite

At the weekend, a team of 8 Teens Unite cyclists set off on their incredible 980 mile journey from Lands End to John O'Groats. They are completing this challenge in memory of Matt Sharp, a young person who was supported by Teens Unite before he sadly passed away two years ago.

Among the team is Matt's dad, Ian, and along with his team mates he is taking on this challenge as part of their collective aim to raise £100,000 to fund a room in The House of Teens Unite in Matt's memory. 

We've been keeping up with the team's journey on social media, and wanted to share their incredible achievements so far...

The ride began with some of the toughest climbs of the entire route, but these came with rewarding views of the impressive Cornish coastline. Together, the team tackled the constant climbs and descents that Cornwall and Devon are known for! Day two continued with a tough ride; climbing Cheddar Gorge towards Bath. They were rewarded with even more stunning views on day three as they crossed the Bristol Channel on the Severn Bridge, before follow ing a beautiful route along the River Wye. Today, the team have hit the North, cycling through a very rainy Manchester and Liverpool!

The Lands End to John O'Groats cyclists are almost half way to the finish line, and they've already had to overcome plenty of obstacles; from competing with torrential rain to repairing punctures! All of us at Teens Unite are 100% behind this incredible team and we'd love it if you could join us in supporting them towards their goal of raising £100,000 in Matt's memory by clicking here to donate.

You can follow the rest of their journey on the Teens Unite Lands End to John O'Groats Facebook page.    

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