Land's End to John O'Groates - One man's cycling challenge for charity
Life is full of challenges, some of which are self inflicted like this one that our good friend Damian Burgess is currently battling. Right now, he is riding from the very bottom of the UK to the very top, having started at Lands End and planning to finish at John O'Groates. He is following the same gruelling route that was taken by pro rider Lachlan Morton back in 2019, this challenge will no doubt be the toughest Damian has ever faced.
Along the way, Damian is hoping to raise funds for two seriously worthwhile charities. During DBxGB, Damian will raise money for both the British Heart Foundation and Mind which he explains a little about in the following video.
As one of the main sponsors, we have teamed up with local bike shop and coffee guru Caffi Gruff to supply Damian with the BMC URS gravel bike that he will use for the entire challenge. Prepped by pro cyclist and Caffi Gruff owner, Gruffudd Lewis, the BMC URS will be the reliable powerhouse of a bike that Damian needs to complete this challenge.
Anybody willing to take on this challenge has our upmost respect and we wish Damian all the best as he hopes to complete 1,960kms of mix terrain riding whilst climbing a total of 27,000m along the way.