Lesley Hayward is cycling the length of the UK: from Land’s End to John O’Groats between Saturday 1st July to Sunday 16th July to raise money for Action For Elders to help older people in the community.
Lesley is an experienced heath professional, having worked for many years as a GP in York; she retired in 2020. Lesley is one of our trustees and advises us on health matters, she is also a very keen cyclist.
The Big Challenge
Inspired by the work of Action For Elders and her own belief in staying active in later life, Lesley set herself a highly personal challenge, to cover the most iconic of all long-distance cycle rides within the UK.
The Land’s End to John O’Groats route is known as LEJOG and covers approximately 1000 miles, so this is no mean feat. As Lesley explains:
“I’m an average, not elite cyclist, so this is a really big challenge for me, it’s way beyond my comfort zone.”