2016 - Land's End to John O'Groats in a Day challenge

In June 2016, I rode my motorcycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a single day. The ride started at 04.40 in the morning and I arrived at John O'Groats at 20.30, some 15 hours and 50 minutes ... and 832 miles, later. The final 2 hours were the most challenging with heavy rain and strong winds. I did not break any speed limits ... by any significant amount! Pictures from the challenge are shown below.

Land's End - the most southwestward point of mainland England

Traditional cream tea before leaving ... & looking forward to the deep fried Mars Bar at the other end of the journey ...

My bike, a BMW GS1200, looks out over Longships Lighthouse at Land's End ...

Ready to go ...! ( ... albeit this photo was taken the night before, as sun up would be over half an hour after I left!)

... I was a good customer to the fuel companies, making 5 pit stops (approx 2 hours out of the 15 hours 50 mins total journey time). ... averaged circa 55mpg.

I reached the Scottish Border in 8 hours ...

... and made it to John O'Groats in just under a further 8 hours ... There were only 2 other people there at the finish point, Mandy & Carol, who kindly took the photos!

... all in a good cause. Thank you.


mandy said...

Was really good to meet you at the John O'Groats sign just just now. Well done!!!!!
Mandy & Carol

Unknown said...

Wow Richard, so well done! AND a pristine white T shirt I espy so I will now part with my hard earned. Good cause mate + sending you some rubbing alcohol and a big hug... xxx