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This site was created to raise awareness for two purposes.

  • Donations for fundraising events
  • Raise awareness for cancer diagnoses in the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On the weekend of the 26th September 2020 the challenge begins. Edward Cousins will be riding 1000 miles on his Triumph Bonneville T120 from John O’Groats to Land’s End via London and Oxford. The aim of the ride is to raise awareness for cancer diagnoses and money as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – which aims to raise funds for the Movember Foundation to support men with prostate cancer and mental health related illnesses.

Joining Ed, will be Gordon Pearce and Rhys Edwards driving a support van. Primary function of the van will be safety, but they’ll be able to keep all those subscribed updated with media throughout the ride.

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About The Ride

ABOUT THE RIDE

On the weekend of 26th-27th September, Ed will be riding solo in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember.

Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that. So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, We’re asking you to join Ed in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the normal group rides have been cancelled this year. As a result, Ed has decided to make a bigger impact by riding the length of the United Kingdom, taking in 1000 miles in 24 hours to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the cause. 

With social distancing measures in place, people have been less likely to seek medical help when necessary. As a result the necessary diagnoses of cancer have dropped throughout the UK. We aim to make sure that people remember to get checked for all types of cancer.

We all know at least one person who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and/or a mental health illness, and this is a cause that will be meaningful to everyone. 

Route

ROUTE

Over the weekend of the 26th – 27th September 2020, I shall be embarking on a 1000 mile in 24 hour journey. Key points in the journey are as follows:

  • John O’Groats
  • Inverness
  • Perth
  • Gretna Green
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Dunstable
  • Northwest corner of M25
  • Oxford – Abingdon
  • Newbury
  • Taunton Deane
  • Saint Austell
  • Land’s End
The route can be seen on the map below:

Sponsors

SPONSORS

We are very grateful to the following sponsors for donating either products to make the challenge of riding 1000miles in 24 hours more comfortable or by donating financially to the charity.

Donate

DONATE

Everyone has had some form of hardship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We ask that you donate what you can to those who have been impacted by prostate cancer or mental health illnesses, every penny counts.