Andy’s End to End for Esme

Update posted by Andrew Benn On Sep 15, 2015

I arrived at John O'Groats on Friday 11th, it was a tough final day with 25 mile head winds all afternoon but getting to the end felt incredible. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me, and to the other four brilliant cyclist in the group.

The challenge pushed me to my limits of cycling capability and I'm more than a bit sore but I had great time and who new that it was possible to get only 10 mins of rain in 12 days of riding.

Here some stats about the trip:

  • 12 days, 1075 miles and 55,000ft of climbing
  • 7 punctures, 1 tyre wall blow out, 1 broken spoke, 2 loosening bottom brackets and 1 pannier rack fixed with cable ties.
  • 2 accidents, 1 requiring minor surgery but with only 2 days of cycling lost by Patrick

Thank you to the helpful bike shops along the way (Pembury cycles in Bristol, Synergy in Auchterarder, Bothy Bikes in Aviemore) and to all the cafes that re-fueled us and filled our water bottles.

At the time of writing the funding total is just over 600 which will pay for two and a bit sessions of ABA therapy for Esme. The support really kept me going on the long hills and the long days so a massive thank you to everyone.

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Update posted by Andrew Benn On Aug 29, 2015

Well in just over 24 hours I'll be starting my cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats.

You can follow my progress LIVE! on this website.on this website.

And I'll be giving update on my saddle pain on Twitter (UK_fusion).

Finally I'll be posting pictures and stories of the day on my Blogger site.

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Fantastic effort Andy and for a worthy cause. Well done.

Gareth Morris

Backed with £50.00 On Sep 30, 2015


Well done!

Pete Little

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Steve Bell

Backed with £50.00 On Sep 15, 2015


Well done mate - that's an epic challenge you've finished!

Chris K

Backed with £20.00 On Sep 12, 2015


All the best Andy!

Annrose Olima

Backed with £15.00 On Sep 05, 2015




Backed with £10.00 On Sep 02, 2015


Good luck Andy. Wow!

Bal Bahia

Backed with £25.00 On Sep 02, 2015


well done Andy!


Backed with £25.00 On Aug 31, 2015


Graeme and Mia

Backed with £20.00 On Aug 31, 2015


Good Luck Andy!!

Caroline & Jon

Backed with £25.00 On Aug 31, 2015

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