UK Cycle Challenge

2013 UK Cancer Cycle Challenge takes off!

A team of 24 participants are cycling Great Britain from end to end for Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer research this June!

Raising over $98,000 the team will surmount plenty of hilly obstacles on a 1600km ride from Lands End to John o'Groats.

Led by the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, we are getting regular progress of their wonderful trip. To read the full blog and see the photos from the journey please visit www.teamflinders.com.au/ukcycle

Day 1: Land's End to Fowey

UK Cycle Challenge 2013

Day 1 of the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation's Land's End to John o'Groats Cancer Cycle Challenge saw most of the team ride a whopping 74 miles (120km). 

After the rite-of-passage in front of the 2013 Land's End sign for the team, we set off on our challenge unsure of what the weather would bring - but to our relief, it only became more and more pleasant as the day continued. The journey along the coast to Penzance didn't turn up any pirates, but Peak Tours did provide welcome relief from the unsealed roads with a fantastic spread of snacks and morning tea.

Despite the glorious sunshine and scenery, and a stunning ferry crossing over the river Fal, our legs were tested with steep hills including a 14% incline into Fowey at the 115km mark for the day. Weary, but glad to have the first day behind us, the team regrouped for a pub dinner overlooking the stunning River Fowey before tumbling in to bed to do it all again tomorrow.