Our Mission

So what are we actually going to do?  We’ve called it an “Elemental RollerCoasterCoast”.

Next August we aim to cycle the 837.2 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats swimming the longest lake in England enroute, which at 11.23 miles is Lake Windermere.

Why this challenge? We wanted to choose an adventure that would be equally challenging for both of us. While we have both come to love running, trekking and the outdoors in general – we each have one little phobia… Georgie happens to have an irrational fear of cycling (poor balance and spatial awareness makes it pretty terrifying!) and Alice is terrified of open water (the unfortunate side-effect of a hyper-active imagination, belief in sea monsters etc.)!

When we came up with this idea – on a sizzling walk in the midst of the summer heatwave, on the day we found out that our Dad’s cancer was terminal. We clearly weren’t thinking that clearly and thought the best thing would be for each of us to have to face our fears head on!

This mission is the best way we can think of to help in the search for a prevention or cure to the suffering caused by cancer to both patients and their families. For us it is also personal as having a healthy and challenging goal to train for helps us to focus on all the positives and acts as a constant reminder of how much is possible when you put your heart into it.
Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgement that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.
If you support our challenge please like us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/bikesplashbike

4 thoughts on “Our Mission

  1. I hope to join in the cycling but will walk around the lake…

  2. Laura Pattison

    Hi Sarah, Georgina and Alice – 23 hours and counting, this is SO exciting! I have no doubt this is going to be an incredible adventure for you all. The money you have raised just goes to show what one can achieve with some determination, hard work and positivity. Good luck. God speed. Bike hard and swim efficiently and I look forward to hearing all about it. All my love. Laura xxx

  3. Bernard

    Wishing you all the very best on your journey. Hope you find miles and miles of smooth roads, lots of downhill gradients, following winds and calm waters. Take care and enjoy the ride. Love to you all, Bernard & Gillian

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