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.
THE CHARITIES SUPPORTED
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.
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.
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