Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease and we want to help find a cure.
So when we spoke to Catherine Howe of Commercial Credit Control and she told us all about her intention to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats (Lejog) in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, we jumped on board to offer sponsorship for the event.
We think it’s a fantastic cause and Catherine needed to raise £3,000 in sponsorship which all goes to the charity.
Catherine set about training for the cycle ride of 1046 miles across the country in just 13 days. Most of us would not even consider attempting such a challenge, although Catherine is not your average individual – new to cycling, Catherine is determined, energetic and enjoys breaking the mould to push herself both physically and mentally, so we had no doubt that she would achieve her goals.
Starting on the 26th June, Catherine’s itinerary was as follows:
Day 1 – Cycle from Lands’ End through Cornwall
Day 2 – Into Devon and over the tough climbs of Dartmoor
Day 3 – Through Somerset; cross Severn Bridge to Wye Valley
Day 4 – Hereford to Shrewsbury
Day 5 – Cheshire to Preston
Day 6 – Shap Fell, through Carlisle towards Scottish border
Day 7 – Into Scotland to Kilmarnock
Day 8 – Ferry ride and loch-side cycle to Inverary
Day 9 – Through Fort William to Loch Lochy
Day 10 – Via Loch Ness to Bonar Bridge
Day 11 – Short tough day to north coast
Day 12 – Finish at John O’Groats!
The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. The disease affects can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning.
Catherine set out on the Lejog cycle ride on 23rd June for 13 days and this was a complete success and we are extremely pleased that Catherine has helped make a difference.