A big congratulations to Jack Sullivan (right) and Tom Peel (left) who recently completed an almost 1,000-mile (1,556 km) journey from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in support of the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom.
Before they set off, Jack explained, “Tom Peel, a former competitive fell runner from the Peak District [and I], are going to cycle from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’ Groats in Scotland, covering a staggering 1,556 kilometres. Not only is it a monumental distance but we are going to conquer this feat unaided, carrying all our kit [and] only giving ourselves 9 days to complete the task. We are setting off from Land’s End on Saturday 1st of August and will attempt to reach John O’ Groats on Sunday 9th of August.”
Jack and Tom completed their inspiring challenge within their target time on the 9th of August.
Parkinson’s is a serious disease which effects approximately 1 in 500 people, especially men developing symptoms before they reach the age of 50. On their fundraising page, Jack writes, “about 10 months ago I lost my Grandad to Parkinson’s and saw the brutal war which rages between the diagnosed individual and the disease. In light of this, I’m going to attempt to make a difference.”k
Jack and Tom were attempting to raise £5,000 and at the time of writing have raised a fantastic £5,400. Click here to visit their GoFundMe page.