Longest Day Up 2019
3 Apr 2019 - 3 Apr 2020

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Long Day Up 2019

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Neil Morris

Total raised


+ £868.75 Gift Aid

250 Complete
250% of £1,500.00 target

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Challenge to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats on the longest day of the year between sunrise and sunset.

The Long Day up is a Motorcycle challenge which has run for a number of years taking place annually on the longest day of the year. This year approximately 30 individuals will take on the challenge including myself and great friends Philip Smith & Charlie Playfair.

The team of slightly portly, middle aged, motorcyclists leave Lands End at sunrise and aim to reach John O'Groats by sunset the same day following a designated route. In principle a relatively simple undertaking, however riders are tasked with completing the journey on motorbikes costing no more than £300 and following a designated and somewhat circuitous route which entirely avoids motorways. This year’s route totals just under 1,000 miles taking in the sites of Chippenham , Gloucester, Ross on Wye, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Liverpool via Mersey Tunnel, Ormskirk and Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, Penrith, Carlisle, Longtown, Gretna, Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Gourock, a ferry to Dunoon (!), Fort William, Inverness, Wick and finally John O’Groats.

Whilst endeavouring to sate the unquenchable thirst for adrenaline by this troop of 40+ yr old Valentino Rossi wannabes, there is a more sobering desire to raise money for Cancer Research UK – arguably an organisation which more of us than would like, will at some stage be thankful of their endeavours.

We fully understand that whilst it’s not a fete of superhuman physical endeavour it is still for a good cause and as such our request for sponsorship are correspondingly modest.

The cost of a Starbuck’s Caffe Latte (Venti) is £2.85 and a classic blueberry muffin is £1.89 totals £4.74 plus a bit of goodwill and we get to a fiver. For the sake of your waste, we are asking you to simply abstain from your morning caffeine and sugar fix and support a really worthwhile charity.

Thank you!

Neil, Charlie & Phil

Latest updates


Vanessa Teanby



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Jamie Tweedie



+£7.50 Gift Aid


Good team effort and gutted that you had mechanical problems before even starting! Great cause amd see yoi soon.Love Fi and Tweedsx


J Smith



+£6.25 Gift Aid

Lizzy Clark



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck and safe winds to you chaps!


Jen Smith



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck! Will be tracking progress on maps
Take care all xxx





+£5.00 Gift Aid

Total raised£3,757.95



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