Rethink RIDE

23 June 2014
Luke and Darren with bikes and a map of their cycle route
On 24th August 2014 Luke and Darren will cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats, completing the route of over 900 miles in just seven days - two days quicker than the norm!

The Rethink RIDE challenge

Luke Westoe and Darren Purvis Rethink RIDEEmployees of Space Group, Luke Westoe and Darren Purvis, are taking on this mammoth challenge for Children with Cancer UK.

They will have a support vehicle, trailed by Florence the Spacegroup caravan, supplied by their employee.  

Last year they cycled from Edinburgh to Newcastle as part of a team of 25 in support of Children with Cancer UK.  

£10,000 target

This year the pair set the challenge to raise £10,000 for Children with Cancer UK

Space Group’s CEO, Rob Charlton, has pledged that whatever figure is eventually raised by the two, Space Group will match it pound for pound.Luke and Darren cycling in Northumberland

Some serious training

In order to condition themselves for the monumental challenges ahead, they’ve been embarking on some serious training.

On 21st June the pair set off from Morpeth on a cycling odyssey taking them over 100 miles through Northumberland. Passing through the towns of Rothbury and Otterburn and Bellingham before returning back.

The map shows an approximation of their route.


Northumberland cycle route mapTheir fundraising efforts are coordinated through They’ve already raised nearly £4,000.

To help them get closer to the goal, they’re making an offer to corporate sponsors: for £600 a company can have their logo on their givey website page, printed on the team jerseys and placed on to the support vehicle.

Major sponsors that have already signed up to support Darren and Luke are: Ceramic Tile Distributors, Stephenson Quarter and Orangebox furniture.

There is still room for more companies' support.

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