From Andrew Thomsett at Bentley Baptist Church
Shetland to the Isles of Scilly via Orkney, John O’Groats, Dunnet Head, Isles of Skye, Mull and Arran, Lizzard Point and Penzance between June and August 2017
Why am I doing this? A challenge. An Adventure. A time of reflection.
Well I’ve done some riding. Previously I have ridden down to the Vendee in France and have done the ‘Three Pure Peaks’ along with four different ‘Coast to Coast’ rides. Some time ago I made up my mind that when I turned 60 I would take on the challenge of riding from John O’Groats to Lands End. Last year (2016) I picked up an injury and had to postpone the ride. It has now grown into taking in Shetland and Orkney along with some of the western Isles and the Scilly Isles. So now I am taking on a ride of over 1600 miles and apart from some company on the Western Isles and maybe the odd day en route I am doing it all by myself without support.
What do I need from you? Well nothing actually. If you feel able I would value your prayers as I continue to prepare for this challenge and at the time for a safe journey. Likewise if you feel able and want too, I am raising sponsorship for the ride. I am covering all of my own costs so every penny I raise will go to the groups/charities that I have chosen to support.
Prostate Cancer UK – the UK’s largest men’s health charity. Their aim is to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. “Some years ago I had a cancer scare and so half the money I raise will go towards furthering the work of this necessary charity – Andrew”
The other half will be split between two groups I have connections with through Bentley Baptist Church
Steps to Freedom – a CIC run by Allen Langham with a heart to reach out to those people in society that need a helping hand. Providing a valuable service supplying emergency support to anyone in crisis. “Together putting the heart back into community”
Fresh Streams – A relational network offering meaningful opportunities to build relationships with purpose; that bring genuine encouragement to leaders and keep them pressing on spiritually and missionally. To unite, encourage and resource leaders and churches to be passionate about God, real in relationships and stuck into God’s mission…missionary leaders growing missionary disciples…longing to see this country reached and transformed by the power of the Gospel!
To sponsor me, either contact me on 07731318622 or make a BACS payment to: Sort Code 07-01-16 Acc No 39388742 Add the Reference: SHETILLY