Longest Day Up 2020
3 Feb 2020 - 3 Feb 2021

A member of Longest Day Up 2020

Get your motor running for cancer research

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Martin Bland

Total raised


+ £410.00 Gift Aid

225 Complete
225% of £1,000.00 target

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Motorbike challenge to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats on the longest day of the year between sunrise and sunset. Bikes must have been bought for no more than £300.

Motorcycle challenge that takes places on the longest day of the year, 20 June 2020. Bikers leave Lands End at sunrise and aim to reach John O'Groats by sunset following a designated route. Motorcycles must cost no more than £300 (not including the cost of insurance, MOT, tyres or brakes) and must have valid MOT certificate. Accommodation and on the road support will be provided. Places are limited.

My Uncle Alan died of cancer in 1999 aged just 59, leaving my aunt and two cousins. Alan didn't see his grandchildren, he didn't have the opportunity to enjoy watching them grow into the wonderful young adults they are today.

In the 20 years since Alan's death, cancer research has tackled the disease down to its very genetic roots in ways unimaginable to most people in 1999. Huge strides have been made in prevention, detection, treatment and post cancer care meaning many more people now survive cancer. But cancer doesn't rest and it isn't cured, every year it is still the leading cause of death in the UK. Covid-19 may have caused many thousands of deaths in 2020 but it won't kill more than cancer.

I've supported CRUK since Alan died and 20 years on I want to do more. Motorcycles are a huge part of my life, I ride some 12,000 miles a year but most of that commuting the same 60 mile round trip every day. I wanted a challenge and 'The Longest Day' certainly provides that. We may not be going Lands End to John O'Groats this year, but the 2020 challenge is just as demanding. CRUK needs our support more than ever this year and, more than ever, we need the work CRUK does to beat cancer.

I'm riding for Alan and many others, family, friends and colleagues. David, Gillian, Liz, Richard, Clive and Dale to name but a few. Thank you for your support.

Latest updates


Angela Mathewson



Proceeds from the sale of Yamaha XJ600.
Mathewsons Classic Car Auctions.


Anna Brazier



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Katie Rose



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Brilliant achievement and for a great cause


Neelam Sharma



+£2.50 Gift Aid

well done Martin


Carolyn Hyde



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Martin


Christine Marshall



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Total raised£2,250.00



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