Five Go Forth to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of charity
Five of our best known dental business consultants have teamed up to raise funds for three charities this coming September. From the 8th to the 22nd September Chris Barrow, Les Jones, Sheila Scott, Simon Tucker and Ashley Latter (above) are taking on the Land’s End to John O’Groats bike challenge – and have set themselves the audacious goal of raising £50,000 to be split between Cancer Research UK, Bridge2Aid and BrushUpUK.
All of them admit to being more focused right now on reaching this target than on training for the event – but there are only fifteen weeks to go and getting those practice miles in the saddle are becoming more and more urgent!
Chris, who will celebrate his 65th birthday the day after the ride starts, says: “If only I could beat Sheila Scott in terms of training miles ridden for just one week, I’d be happy. She’s the only one of us who is retired and can get up and go out on the bike at the drop of a hat – or the rise in temperature; she does live in Scotland – and I’m trying really hard not to get competitive about this, but I do have clients to go and see.”
The team are inviting guest riders to sign up to join them for one or more stages of the 15-day ride, and everyone in the profession to make a small or larger donation to the charity fund. Check out the team’s progress, the route, register to guest ride with them or find a link to make a donation by visiting www.fivegoforth.co.uk, or head straight to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/FiveGoForth.
100% of all donations will go to the three charities. The team are also grateful for sponsorship and support from Practice Plan, Dental Sky UK, Wesleyan, Dental Focus, and Moorland Pottery.
Chris continued: “We want to do this ride for good causes, but we also want to have some fun. Land’s End to John O’Groats is an iconic ride, but it’s going to be hard getting back on the saddle day-after-day for two weeks.
“It’s a huge commitment in terms of time and effort in training, and we are hoping the profession will recognise this, and help us with the most important element of the ride – the fundraising.”