I’m Ade Hughes, welcome to my road cycling blog, my random thoughts on cycling and record of various rides I take.  Feel free to comment and feedback and maybe I’ll see you out on the road one day.

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This year I am trying to raise money for the British Heart Foundation by riding in their event cycling from London to Brussels.  In 24 hours!

The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. Their vision is a world where people don’t die prematurely from heart disease and they aim to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Heart disease remains the UK’s single biggest killer and at some time it affects most families – I know it has affected mine.  So please support me in this worthy cause.

The words below were related to my Lejog in 2010…

Between June 19th and June 26th a group of us who are old enough to know better will be cycling the length of the country in aid of the Christie Charity.

Land’s End to John o’ Groats (abbreviated LEJOG) is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities; in the southwest and northeast.

For the gentlemen

  • Land’s End is the extreme south-westward (but not southern or western) point of Great Britain, situated in western Cornwall at the end of the Penwith Peninsula.
  • John o’ Groats is the traditionally acknowledged extreme northern point of Scotland, in north-eastern Caithness
  • The distance by road is 874 miles (1,407 km).

For the ladies

  • Land’s End is at the bottom
  • John o’ Groats is at the top
  • It’s a long way

I’m really looking forward to this.  I’m in training already as I need to get in shape (and lose about a stone in weight too).  I’m planning quite a few long rides between now and June including a couple of cyclo-sportives (races!!).  This blog is here to record both my training and the ride itself.

Most importantly, this is for a great cause.  The Christie Charity raises funds to help provide additional services and undertake vital research for cancer patients. As one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year every penny really does count.  I’ve set a high target for fundraising so anything, anything at all, that you can sponsor me will be brilliant. Please do what you can and feel free to forward this page onto anyone you think may wish to help such a great charity.  Thanks in anticipation.


  1. DAVE PAGE · December 19, 2010

    Hello, I found your blog via Mark Beaumonts FB feed, it looks really good, you’re putting a lot of working into yet another good cause, this brings me to the reason I have contacted you. Please see my site http://www.davepage.org.uk – You will see I am trying to raise £5k by the end of 2010, this is an immense challenge in itself, yet I know it is possible. Are you able to help me by making a donation in exchange for having your blog put on my “links” page, your website too, if you have one? Please also find me on Facebook, Reading Half Marathon is the logo picture, I ma trying to reach as many people as possible, if everyone my post reaches donates £1 (or more) and then forwards my post on themselves to their friends, I am convinced I will achieved my goal by Christmas.
    I read the book too and it has filled me with inspiration,

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Best wishes

    Dave Page
    m 07976 317107


  2. Simon Godfrey · January 10

    Hi Ade, I found your blog while searching for details of the “Tour Ride” route in Stoke-On-Trent 2010. I see you have a screenshot and profile of the route on this page – https://ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/category/gun-hill/

    I just wondered whether you have these in an electronic format somewhere – eg GPX file? If so I’d be very grateful if you would please share it… Many of my colleagues took part in the event in 2010 and we’re thinking of repeating the exact route, as a fundraiser for the charity we support.

    All the best, Simon

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