88-year-old Laurence Brophy has grow to be the oldest particular person to cycle from Land’s Finish to John O’Groats and again once more – and he is additionally raised some huge cash for @LlamauUK within the course of!
— buddi (@wearebuddi) September 16, 2020
In September Laurence Brophy accomplished Land’s Finish to John O’Groats for a second time, a 12 months after his first effort, having been advised one other 87-year-old had accomplished the route. Brophy needed the file outright so had one other shot this 12 months finishing the problem in 22 days, three days sooner than his first try. The 88-year-old raised cash for Llamau, a Welsh charity that help the homeless, and slept tough to lift consciousness. Brophy’s JustGiving web page has to date raised £6,134.
He mentioned: “Final 12 months, aged 87, I accomplished a solo cycle from Lands Finish to John O’Groats, sleeping tough on the best way to lift consciousness and funds for the superb work Llamau does. They work primarily with Younger Folks as much as the age of 25 and Ladies, who’ve skilled nice difficulties of their lives, offering a protected place to remain and help to beat their challenges.
“I accomplished the problem questioning if I used to be the oldest, at 87, to do that? Nevertheless one other 87 12 months previous additionally accomplished the route that 12 months, on a Brompton Bike no much less.
“This 12 months, beginning the sixteenth August 2020, I not solely hope to be the oldest particular person at 88, to finish the route, once more at instances sleeping tough alongside the best way, having had greater than somewhat hassle getting my bike dwelling by prepare final 12 months, I intend to take the better choice of additionally CYCLING BACK!”