Lejog4Rob

£5,420 of £4,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 58 months

Lejog4Rob - helping Rob cope with tetraplegia:
On the 15th June Roger Wyn-Jones starts a twelve day cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money to support Rob Camm, a very close school friend of his twin sons Tomos and Gwilym. Rob was seriously injured in a car accident last September leaving him with a very high level spinal cord injury and dependant on a ventialtor. Rob has shown quite extraordinary determination, courage and humour as he learns to adjust to a new way of life. Money raised will go towards supporting him in a variety of ways.
 
Thank you for your donation. It means a lot to the Wyn-Jones family and especially to Rob. 


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Update 15
Posted by Roger Wyn-Jones
55 months ago
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We have arrived at our destination, a good hour earlier than anticipated despite a considerable head wind, some tough hills earlier in the day and cold temperatures at the finish.

A sense of relief, excitement and exhaustion all in one!

Time for a long bath and a celebration this evening. Thank you everyone for your messages of support - they have helped tremendously.
Made it!
My trusty steed - never once let me down
The last day........now all over......
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Update 14
Posted by Roger Wyn-Jones
55 months ago
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Well here we are on our penultimate night at the Crask, some seventy miles north of Inverness. Try and find it on google maps ; it comprises one pub and one farmhouse in an otherwise uninhibited landscape.

Tomorrow is the last day and brings nearly ninety miles of pedalling to get to JoG. North easterly winds will not help us so it will be a long final day. We are setting off at 8 and hope to reach our destination by 7.

Nearly there!

I can't believe how the total raised for Rob has been going up while I have been away, with little access to wifi. It was great to see Rob over a sunny lunch stop near the Severn bridge after a hard morning in the saddle on day 4. Thank you all for your support for Rob; that's what this is all for.

Best wishes
Roger
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Update 13
Posted by Roger Wyn-Jones
55 months ago
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By Day 11 there is no need to climb hills for the sake of it so I took the Nessie Monster route - but no monster to be seen. We share the roads with lots of camper vans, motorbikes and lorries so that keeps us on our toes. It has been a long day and it was grey and cold until we arrived at Inverness where it looks as if we are set for another four hours of sunshine this evening. This is Britain's most northerly city where we finished the day by pushing our bikes across the pedestrian suspension bridge. The evenings are busy as we have to wash kit for the following day, sort out provisions for the next ride and have everything in the right bags ready for the early start the next day, all before we meet up for the evening meal. This is becoming more demanding as fatigue is setting in and whereas the legs are now working well, the brain is beginning to slow down! Only two days left....
Inverness - only about 150 miles left...
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Update 12
Posted by Roger Wyn-Jones
55 months ago
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Loch Lomond this morning was flat calm before we started climbing into the mountains and hit the rain and winds. But this gave us a chance to test our waterproof kit which until now has been packed away. The roads over the top were very tricky and the approach to Glencoe was cold, windy and very wet.
Although we had seen some great scenery on the way up to Glencoe sadly we couldn't see a thing in the cloud and rain as we came down the valley to our destination.

Tomorrow is billed as harder - we ride 82 miles with an elevation gain of 4400' as opposed to today's 66 miles and 3100'. There is also an option of monster hills in the afternoon or a less hilly route via the Loch Ness monster - which monster to choose?!

The forecast suggests that we are riding towards better weather tomorrow which is good as there are more great views to enjoy as we cycle to Inverness.
The calm before the storm
The route for tomorrow, Day 11
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£5,420 of £4,000 goal

Raised by 99 people in 58 months
Created April 5, 2014
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£15
Declan
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done

SP
£10
Sarah and Peter
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done!

A
£1,000
Anon
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done: a great cause.

DL
£50
Douglas and Linda
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done Rog. Fabulous effort!

ME
£100
Martin Evans
54 months ago

Well done

TC
£25
Tracey camilleri
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

congratulations!

SM
£20
Simon Moreland
55 months ago

Congratulations Rog - a great achievement!

AW
£20
Angus Wood
55 months ago

Excellent effort well done the Woods

RR
£50
Rachel Roberts
55 months ago

Fantastic achievement: the amount raised is a great tribute to all your hard work, Rachel and Nick

S
£100
Sian
55 months ago (Offline Donation)

So proud of you Rog. Enjoy tonight but looking forward to having you home. Lots of love XXXXXX

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