Hapton care home's virtual John o' Groats to Land's End charity cycle

Wordsworth House Residential & Dementia Care Home staff will be cycling a massive 837 miles.
Wordsworth House Residential & Dementia Care Home staff will be cycling a massive 837 miles.

Staff at a Hapton care home are cycling the length of Great Britain on an exercise bike to raise funds for their residents.


The intrepid Wordsworth House Residential & Dementia Care Home staff are channeling their inner Bradley Wiggins to tackle the 837 miles between John o' Groats in northern Scotland to Land's End in western Cornwall in a single week.

Aiming to average about 120 miles every day, the care home workers will be beginning their cycling quest on Monday, November 6th, with Sophie Pritchard, the home's Activities Coordinator, explaining how the eight confirmed participants are going to traverse the epic distance.

"We've recently bought an exercise bike so that we could complete the challenge," said Sophie, who is one of the participants. "[It] has a mileage count on it so we can keep track of where we are.

"Hopefully we'll get more people to join in!" Sophie added. "We're so happy that we have all sorts of people coming together to join in with this great challenge."

Having decided to take on the daunting cycle, Sophie said that the idea came about from everyday office chat and that the challenge was "just a natural progression of conversation" but that the residents "think we're crazy."

Sophie added: [The residents have been] very supportive. The staff are feeling very confident about it and they're hopeful that we can do it!

"We don't have a target, but we'd like to raise as much money as possible," she added. "All the money that we raise is going towards more activities for our residents."

To make a donation, please go to Wordsworth House on Wordsworth Street in Hapton.