Lands End to John O’Groats non-stop cycle relay in aid of Cancer Research

W.Bro Andrew Robertson (pictured 2nd from the left) of Miles Coverdale Lodge No. 5069 will take part in a non-stop cycle relay on 11 June from Lands End to John O’Groats helping to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research. The event will comprise 14 teams totalling around 80 riders and cover 981 miles.

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W.Bro Robertson will be riding in a team of 6 from Fowey to Polruan Quay, Looe, Liskeard, Tavistock, Gunnislake, Princetown, Two Bridges, Moretonhampstead in the 58 mile second leg of the relay.

Andrew said “It’s a bit hilly with a total climbing distance of 4,000 feet. We are taking a baton - a drinks bottle - because that will be easy for each team to carry, but this will not be passed to the next team until the last rider crosses the line. As 3 riders are over 40 years of age, we are expecting support from our younger team members! We think we can do it in four and a half hours and there will be plenty of backup along the way with a van carrying supplies, spares etc.”

The Just Giving donation link that all riders will be subscribing to is https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GTLEJOG 

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**UPDATE** 30 August 2015

The amount so far raised of £45,007.36 is very close to the £50,000 target set! Huge congratulations to W.Bro Andrew Robertson and all at Galliford Try. Please click on the link below to make further donations for Cancer Research UK

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GTLEJOG

This is what Cancer Research UK say that the amount already raised can do:

  1. Cover the cost of a lung cancer clinical trial for an entire year, and
  2. Provide a research bursary for one year, so one of our bright spark doctors can conduct our life saving research, and
  3. Buy a multi-channel pipette so our scientists can measure 12 things at once (imagine how much you could do at once if you had 6 pairs of hands!), and 
  4. Buy a super precise balance for our scientists to weigh out the exact amounts of expensive reagents in their crucial cancer research experiments, and
  5. Buy 10 lab timers, one lab coat, a box of gloves and a pair of goggles!

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