Spectrum Cycle Team Challenge – Land’s End to John O’Groats!

Spectrum hopes to raise £10,000 with a 1,000-mile charity fundraising bike ride as we celebrate our 40th year

The four members of Spectrum’s cycling team are in training for a two-week charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in May to celebrate our 40th anniversary and to raise awareness of autism. The route is set to cover approximately 1000 miles between 6th May and 20th May, with an ambitious fundraising goal of £10,000.

With 40 years’ experience of providing specialist care services for autistic adults and children in Cornwall, we are excited to use this opportunity to raise awareness of autism more widely across the country. We aim to support people with autism to be active members of their community, leading fulfilled lives and playing valued social roles.

The team are due to start at Land’s End (of course!) and travel all the way to John O’Groats, passing through: Launceston, Tiverton, Wells, Hereford, Ironbridge, Standish, Lancaster, Talkin, Edin, Perth, Ballater, Inverness, and Lairg – connecting with the local community at each location to share our experiences of autism and our values along the length of the route.

The event isn’t just limited to the four team members braving the journey: everyone at Spectrum will be getting involved throughout the two weeks with both the homes and HQ participating in virtual segments of the route via static bikes to show their support.

Spectrum’s brave cyclists are, left to right: fleet manager Andrew Antrobus, marketing and communications manager Gila Freudenthal, training lead John Perry, and maintenance manager Jason McGowan. This is a cause close to their hearts and they are keen to promote outdoor activities for the beneficial impact they can have on autistic people’s mental health and emotional resilience. The ride will also be their way of acknowledging the fantastic work of our care support workers and the amazing achievements of our service users over the years.

The cycle team have all seen the challenges faced by the care sector throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and are determined to honour the amazing work being undertaken every day.

If you would like to learn more about Spectrum’s ‘LEJOG’ cycle ride and place a donation you can do so by clicking here Spectrum LEJOG