They are raising money for CLAN, a cancer support charity in the north-east, and Team Pie are named after someone close to many of the team who died as a result of cancer (though I am assuming Pie was a nickname and not one given at birth!). It’s a great cause, cancer being something that touches the lives of many people.
I enjoyed hearing some of their stories from the journey, including highlights such as Boscastle (what’s left of it, anyway) and the Lake District, awful drivers, sickness and smelly hostels.
They looked tired, just one day away from completion, but in much better shape than I’d look after about five minutes’ cycling. I won’t be able to make it to Thurso tomorrow for their victory celebrations, but it was nice to be able to give them a bit of a push as they face their last day’s cycling.
Having been to John O’Groats myself (albeit the easy way and not from Land’s End) I did warn Claire that it’s a dump of a place and a major anticlimax for those who are undertaking an end-to-end journey. However, she reported that Land’s End is awful too, so I guess that means that the team at least have no high expectations.
You can find out more and, if you like, support them via their JustGiving page.