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John O'Groats to Lands End

Raising money to support Prostate Cancer

On May 20th 2021, a team of cyclists will spend 9 days, riding
from one end of the UK to the other.

  • Nearly 1000 miles for the full challenge
  • 9 consecutive days on the bike 
  • On average over 100 miles per day
  • All for a great cause

Thanks to our Sponsors

Please support these local companies, that are kindly supporting our community needs.
If your company would like to get involved, we do still have jersey logo slots available, or you can kindly use our donation page.

Consumer Energy Solutions
Peter Morgan
ITCS - IT Support & Communication Services
AgentPro - Sales & Lettings Software
David W Harris & Co solicitors
Industrial Fitness
Clearway Cleaning Solutions
The Edge Menswear
Crynant Skips & Recycling
J Seven Media
ITCS - IT Support & Communication Services
AgentPro - Sales & Lettings Software

Why Support Us

Great Cause, Great Challeng, Much Needed Support

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Wales and the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men after lung cancer. As a man in Wales the risk of having prostate cancer is 1 in 8. The risk increases dramatically to 1 in 3 if there is a family history of the disease. Afro-Caribbean men have a 1 in 4 risk of prostate cancer. Pedal4Prostate aims to help men in Wales by improving equipment for prostate treatments to ensure they have access to the best possible treatments available on the NHS. 

Great Challenge
Great Charity
Great People

Take a look at the Ride Stages

Each stage is broken down with maps and cycle information

To see the full journey Click Here to load a google map, showing the full route covering over 900 miles point to point.

4,272 ft Accent and 4,318 ft Descent 

Effort Level = 8.5 with a big push on day 1, to get us into Inverness for our first night.

Journey Notes: This will be hilly, but offer some very scenic roads as we cycle down the west coast of the highlands overlooking the North Sea.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

3,264 ft Accent, 2,507 ft Descent
 
Effort Level = 8.5 Steady climbs up to mid-point, then flattening out before a big climb at end of day.

Journey Notes: This route brings us down the west side of Loch Ness, riding all along its full length. Before passing Fort William and Ben Nevis

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

1,965 ft Accent, 2,507 ft Descent

Effort Level = 7.5 Downhill start, with a fairly flat roads for 75% of the day. Climb back up in the last couple of hours, hence reduced miles on day 3, with what may be weary legs at this point.

Journey Notes: Very enjoyable ride down past Loch Lomond, and continuing on through the heart of Glasgow before arriving at our destination.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

2,825 ft Accent, 3,621 ft Descent

Effort Level = 7.5 Mostly downhill all morning, to ease us back in the saddle. Climbing through the afternoon with a downhill stretch to finish.

Journey Notes: An enjoyable ride through Carlisle and down through the Lake District, with our route taking us alongside Lake Windermere.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

1,509 ft Accent, 1,844 ft Descent

Effort Level = 6.5 Probably one of the easiest days of the trip, with just a few small climbs.

Journey Notes: This leg will see us cycle through the heart of Liverpool, and across the Mersey before arriving in Chester.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

2,142 ft Accent, 2,011 ft Descent

Effort Level = 8 A gradual climb for most of the morning, with a downhill second leg into Hereford.

Journey Notes: Skirting around the Wales England border, down through Shropshire.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

2,339 ft Accent, 2,484 ft Descent)

Effort Level = 7.5 Most of the climbing will be done in the morning, as we jump between England and Wales, with a relatively flat finish.

Journey Notes: Again crossing the Wales England borders, as we come down into Chepstow. We will cross the Old Severn Bridge, and skirt around Bristol down through Somerset into Taunton.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

4,439 ft Accent, 4,216 ft Descent)

Effort Level = 9 Very hilly on day 8, at a point where we will all have very tired bodies. Last big push, on the penultimate day.

Journey Notes: Hilly ride down past Dartmoor National Park

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

2,336 ft Accent, 2,388 ft Descent)

Effort Level = 7.5 Half day today, just a 60 mile ride to finish at Lands End. This will allow us time to shower change and have a few well deserved beers.

Journey Notes: Straight down the A30, hilly in parts, but a good clear road.

Google Map : Click Here to see journey route in detail.

Please use the contact page on this site if you would like us to help promote your business, and benefit from some advertising while raising money for a good cause.

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Meet The Team 

Riders & Support Crew

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

Age: 31
Location: Neath
Role: Owner of the multi branch Peter Morgan Estate Agency

Brian Stokes

Brian Stokes

Age: 45 
Location: Bridgend
Role: Managing Director at ITCS - IT Support & Business Telecoms

Ben Garvey

Ben Garvey

Age: 32
Location: Port Talbot 
Role: Partner Solicitor at David W Harris
Solicitors

Ashley James

Ashley James

Age: 33 
Location: Neath 
Role: Owner of 
Clearway Cleaning Solutions

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Age: 36 
Location: Neath 
Role: Owner of
Industrial Fitness Equipment

Gareth John

Gareth John

Age: 50 
Location: Llanelli  
Role: Director at AgentPro Estate Agent Software

Steven Beddoes

Steven Beddoes

Age: 41 
Location: Neath
Role: Fasion store owner Edge Mensewear

Wayne Gray

Wayne Gray

Age: 44
Location: Ffos Las
Role: Builder 

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More Information About Prostate Cancer

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 

Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way.

Some prostate cancer grows too slowly to cause any problems or affect how long you live. Because of this, many men with prostate cancer will never need any treatment.

But some prostate cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread. This is more likely to cause problems and needs treatment to stop it spreading.

Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).

When this happens, you may notice things like:

• an increased need to pee
• straining while you pee
• a feeling that your bladder has not fully emptied

These symptoms should not be ignored, but they do not mean you have prostate cancer.

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.

Below are some of the very basic facts and figures about prostate cancer. (Last updated: September 2018)

• Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.

• More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day.

• Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer that's more than 11,500 men every year.

• 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

• Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer..

It's not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although a number of things can increase your risk of developing the condition.

These include:

• age – the risk rises as you get older, and most cases are diagnosed in men over 50 years of age
• ethnic group – prostate cancer is more common among men of African-Caribbean and African descent than in Asian men
• family history – having a brother or father who developed prostate cancer before age 60 seems to increase your risk of developing it; research also shows that having a close female relative who developed breast cancer may also increase your risk of developing prostate cancer
• obesity – recent research suggests there may be a link between obesity and prostate cancer, and a balanced diet and regular exercise may lower your risk of developing prostate cancer
• diet – research is ongoing into the links between diet and prostate cancer, and there is some evidence that a diet high in calcium is linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer

If you have symptoms that could be caused by prostate cancer, you should visit your GP.

There's no single, definitive test for prostate cancer. Your GP will discuss the pros and cons of the various tests with you to try to avoid unnecessary anxiety.

Your doctor is likely to:

• ask for a urine sample to check for infection
• take a blood sample to test your level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – called PSA testing
• examine your prostate by inserting a gloved finger into your bottom – called digital rectal examination

Your GP will assess your risk of having prostate cancer based on a number of factors, including your PSA levels and the results of your prostate examination, as well as your age, family history and ethnic group.

If you have questions, your doctor or nurse may be able to reassure you, or you may find it helpful to talk to a trained counsellor, psychologist or specialist telephone helpline. Your GP surgery will have information on these.

Depending of the type of prostate cancer you have, your life may be affected in different ways.

Prostate cancer often gets worse slowly, and men may have it for years without symptoms. During this time, men with low-risk prostate cancer that hasn't spread beyond the prostate gland may not need treatment.

Men whose cancer is more likely to spread may decide to have surgery or radiotherapy that aims to cure the cancer. However, these treatments can have side effects.

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