Three King’s Brothers Cycle from Land’s End to John o'Groats for the Homeless
We can't remember who had the first idea to do LEJOG (Land’s End to John o'Groats) but we wanted to do something for homeless people who might not have had the same start in life as King's students.
My brothers Tom, Ben and I cycled nine hundred and fifty-two miles in nine days. Usually cyclists choose to do the trip from Cornwall to Scotland because they are likely to have a tailwind but we had a headwind throughout.
The first day was the toughest - one hundred and twenty-three miles up some steep Cornish roads to Okehampton in Devon. After that baptism of fire, things got easier, apart from Shap Fell in the Lakes and the final day through the Cairngorms.
We ended up raising over £16,000 for the Maggs Day Centre and a London based charity - the Single Homeless Project and it is still possible to donate online here.
George Hale, Lower Sixth, Creighton