The Rider:

A supporter of 40tude since its inception, Andy Peterson (55) hails from Dollar in Scotland.  An ex-rugby player turned referee as well as keen cyclist, Andy has taken part in many a 40tude Cycle Challenge as well as the Milan-St. Remo ride (300 km non-stop, in under 10 hours) - in the name of 40tude.  

The Ride:

In order to raise £100,000, Andy has set himself a significant challenge.  Starting on July 16th 2022 he will ride, solo and unsupported, between the 4 compass points of the UK in just seven days.  

"The 4 compass points are: Lizard Point (most southerly), Lowestoft (most easterly), Dunnet Head (most northerly), and Ardnamurchan Point (most westerly).  My father, who also died from colon cancer, is from Ardnamurchan and is buried close to the Point, which is why I want to finish my ride there.

"The total distance is 2,500km and I will be spending 15 hours a day on the bike.  

"You can also join me on the route if you want.  I will be delighted for the company."

The Route:  2,500 km  - 18,000 m climbing  - 7 days  - 360 km per day  - 15 hours a day in the saddle

Andy’s planned route between the four points of the UK he has chosen are as follows:

16 July:  Lizard Point to Trowbridge

17 July:  Trowbridge to Lowestoft 

18 July:  Lowestoft to York

19 July:  York to Edinburgh

20 July:  Edinburgh to Helmsdale

21 July:  Helmsdale to Dunnet Head to Inverness

22 July:  Inverness to Ardnamurchan Point

The exact distances / locations will vary depending on conditions daily, but you can keep up with his progress here and via 40tude's social media channels: