On Saturday 6 June 2015 a recently restored 1963 Massey Ferguson tractor and trailer, accompanied by a posse of cyclists, sets off on the epic 900+ miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the life-transforming charity Dogs for the Disabled. They aim to complete this extraordinary fundraising event on Wednesday 17 June.
Intrepid fundraisers Phil, Robert, Steve and overall coordinator Graeme Fuller, of Astcote near Towcester, have already raised over £4,000 before the LeJog Convoy for Canines has even set off and plan to collect donations en route.
To donate visit LEJOG Convoy for Canines on Just Giving or follow this link or call Dogs for the Disabled on 01295 252600
The team is also investigating fitting a tracker to the tractor so that supporters can follow them in real time and cheer them on as they pass.
The planned route is as follows:
Saturday 6th June – Start from Land’s End, A30 to Penzance, past Camborne and Redruth. Join A390 to Truro and St Austell. Join A38 to Liskeard and Saltash.
Sunday 7th June – Toll bridge to Plymouth. A3064 then A379 and A3121 to Totnes. A381 to Newton Abbot. B3193 and B3212 to Exeter. B3181 to Cullompton. A38 to Wellington. B3187 to Milverton.
Monday 8th June – B3227 and A358 to Taunton. A38 to Bridgwater, Bristol and Gloucester. A417 to Ledbury.
Tuesday 9th June – A438 and A417 to join A49 to Leominster, Church Stretton and Shrewsbury.
Wednesday 10th June – A49 to Whitchurch, Warrington, Wigan and Leyland. A6 to Preston and Garstang
Thursday 11th June – A6 to Lancaster and Carnforth. A6070 and A65 to Kendal. A6 to Penrith and Carlisle
Friday 12th June – A7 and A6071 to Gretna. 7076 to Lockerbie past Moffat. A702 and A73 to Lanark
Saturday 13th June – A706 to Bo’ness and Falkirk. A905 to Stirling. A 84 to Callander.
Sunday 14th June – A84 to Lochearnhead. A85 to Crianlarich. A82 to Fort William
Monday 15th June – A82 to Invergarry and Lewiston. A833 and A862 to Dingwall. Join B817 to Alnes
Tuesday 16th June – B9176 and A836 to Lairg and Tongue.
Wednesday 17th June – A836 to John O’Groats.
Dogs for the Disabled creates exceptional partnerships between people and dogs; from assistance dogs helping children and adults with physical disabilities and families affected by autism to pet dog autism workshops and innovative new projects working in schools and residential care settings. The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations, fundraising and volunteers to continue its pioneering work. Find out more at www.dogsforthedisabled.org