1,960KM  |  UNSUPPORTED  |  50% ROAD 50% UNPAVED  |  OVER 27,000m OF ASCENT  |  LEJOG

A LONG WAY ON YOUR OWN, ON A BIKE.

On July 21st Damian Burgess attempted to complete 2000KM in under 12 days unsupported, raising money for charity along the way as well as eating his body weight in donuts in that time. The GB DIVIDE / GB DURO follows a route that runs the length of Britain, split between road and unpaved it links wild places with the rich industrial past.

 

Bursting with climbs and technical descents, the route doesn't go the usual way of Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) but instead uses some road sections, gravel, singletrack, rivers and everything in between, in total the route measures just shy of 2000KM in distance with over 27,000m of climbing.

It didn't go to plan and after 750km it was all stop. A disappointing end, if you want to read more about the journey head over to the blog.

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THE CHARITIES SUPPORTED

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The BHF's vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing.

Charity website

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Mind, the mental health charity based in the UK. Mind are here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Charity website

The donate now button above links you to the charity fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving. The funds are automatically split between the two charities. Thank you

 

THE NUMBERS

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TOTAL ASCENT

88,844 Ft

(27,080 M)

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START AT

LANDS END

FINISH AT

JOHN O'GROATS

1960KM

Stretching the length of Great Britain, weaving between roads, tracks and sometimes rivers the route isn't the easiest but by far has the best views. Fingers crossed for a few great coffee stops too.

UNSUPPORTED

The GB Divide route, completed by very few people, requires riders to be unsupported through the entire challenge. Rest stops can't be pre booked but additional donuts will can purchased en route.

50% OFF-ROAD

The route isn't all on road oh no no, this near 2000km route brings up a few surprises along the way passing through National Parks and areas of Outstanding National Beauty, the camera is packed.

27,000m OF ASCENT 

Along the route there will be a few climbs to say the least, passing through Mendip hills, the amazing Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Highlands. Gulp!

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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