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80th Anniversary Sponsored Cycle Ride - Summer 2009

Museum Curator rides from Land's End to John O'Groats in 7 Days!

To mark the 80th Anniversary of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, curator Peter Donnelly rode 924.38 miles from Land's End to John o'Groats in seven days, and has raised more than 1900 for the museum's acquisition funds. 

The solo Land's End to John O'Groats ride took place between Thursday 18th June and Wednesday 24th June 2009.  Peter was supported by a friend, Chris Knight, who volunteered to drive the 'support' vehicle.

The route included over night stops at Tiverton, Ludlow, Lancaster, Moffat, Crainlarich, Inverness and ending in John O'Groats.  The night stops were fixed therefore the daily mileage had also been fixed, however some days ended up being longer than planned!  The longest day was just under 150 miles and the shortest was 118 miles!

Money raised from the sponsorship will be added to the King's Own Museum's acquisition fund.  Objects, photographs and documents are often purchased from anything from a few pounds to a few thousand for the collection.  The museum has been successful in purchasing some wonderful, often unique items, for the collection from auctions and dealers - but each acquisition means the funds take a knock.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the ride!  Donations can still be made in support of the ride.

Go to Sponsor Form

Thank you for your support!

2009 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum