From Europe's northernmost point, Norway's North Cape to its Southernmost, Gibraltar over 4000 miles away. This is one of Earth's greatest cycling expeditions.
The North Cape to the Rock is a cycling expedition covering over 4000 miles from Nord Kapp in the Arctic Circle, Norway; the most Northern part of Europe to the Rock in Gibraltar; the most Southern point of Europe, Spain. We are cycling this epic route in aid of St Wilfrid's Hospice in Chichester, a charity supporting those with terminal illnesses, and a cause that's very close to my heart.
We will cycle through some of the great countries of continental Europe, across challenging landscapes and in all weathers. After flying with our bikes and luggage (three flights in all) to Honningsvåg, Norway, we will cycle to Nord Kapp and start our epic challenge. Cycling through twelve countries, we will leave 24 hours of daylight and the cold of the Arctic Circle behind us to finish in the blistering hot summer sun of Gibraltar on the Costa de la Luz - a stones throw away from africa!
We are doing this completely unsupported, which means we will be carrying everything we need to get us through up-to 2 months of cycling and camping which includes camping and cooking gear, food, clothes, spare bicycle parts, first aid kit, maps, washing powder - you name it we will need to carry it.
I hope that you will dig deep and give as little or as much as you can as St. Wilfrid's Hospice in Chichester is an amazing charity to support. We are fund raising for them as their services are provided free of charge, they're not a part of the NHS and rely on public support to raise 86% of their annual running costs, which this year will exceed £5.8 million. I feel it's an honour to raise funds for such a worthy cause and I do hope you'll think so too and will help us reach to reach our target.
This is an epic challenge in aid of a wonderful community hospice and we welcome any support you can give. We'd love you to be part of our adventure
- Distance: Around 4000 miles (Land's End to John O'Groats x 4)
- Countries Covered: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg,
Switzerland, France, Italy, Monaco and Spain.
- Time Commitment: 45 Days
- Approx Starting Date: 1 June 2013
Why not sponsor us for a day!. It will buy us food and a place to stay for the night and it's a great chance to be a part of this epic cycle and have your name credited on our online journal and guide.Get involved now