Isabella to Undertake Iconic John O'Groats to Land's End Cycle
This summer, Isabella Lawford will be cycling from John O’ Groats to Land’s End. Described as a “true test of stamina and will,” this iconic cycling challenge sees participants travel over 870 miles across the UK.
Later this month, the former King's Hall pupil who is set to join King's College this September, will be undertaking the challenge with her father, Jonty, who is Deputy Head Academic at King’s College.
For three years, Isabella has been keen to cycle the entire length of the UK to raise money for cancer and animal welfare charities. This year, she will fulfil her aim, choosing to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and Ferne Animal Sanctuary, and all before her 13th birthday!
The duo hope to raise over £4000 for these worthy charities.
To prepare for the event, the pair have been regularly training by cycling across the South West. So far, they have completed a 33-mile cycle around the Somerset Levels, as well as a more scenic route to Burrow Mump, Langport and Curry Rival. The latter saw the pair climb to over 250ft; a good initial test for the bigger challenges to come.
Jonty and Isabella are set to commence their journey this month, where they will follow the Sustrans cycle network, avoiding busy A roads and averaging approximately 60 miles per day. This route will see them travel through locations including Fort William, Penrith, Bristol and Truro, before arriving at their final destination in early August. We’re excited to follow their progress during the summer and hear all about their adventures next term.
We wish all of our challengers the very best of luck with their journeys and look forward to hearing about their experiences upon their return.
Keep up to date with Isabella and Jonty's journey here.