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Land's End to to Skaw by Electric Motorbike

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John Chivers

An electric vehicle enthusiast undertakes a journey on a Zero electric motorbike from Land's End to Skaw, Shetland via John O'Groats.

Raising money for multiple charities

Total raised



Donations accepted until 26-08-2018

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John Chivers has followed the development of electric vehicles into the mainstream in the last few years, closely following early adopters and proponents on social media (notably Robert Llewellyn and Bjørn Nyland). He has owned and driven a Nissan LEAF 100% electric car since 2014 and a 100% electric Zero motorcycle since 2016.

He produces occasional vlogs on his YouTube channel relating to the realities of driving the Nissan LEAF and riding the Zero electric motorbike. See

Event details

Land's End to to Skaw by Electric Motorbike

John Chivers rides an electric motorbike from Land's End to John O'Groats, and then subsequently to Skaw, at the very top of the UK on the island of Unst, Shetland.

As John's Shetland-based brother commented, "Most people quit at John O'Groats".
This is the first time such a journey has been undertaken on an electric motorcycle.

The mainland part of the journey, from Land's End to John O'Groats, a distance of approximately 830 miles (1,335 km), is planned over four days, between Friday 18th August and Monday 21st August.

On Tuesday 22nd August, a ferry will take John and his bike from Scrabster on the UK mainland to Stromness on Orkney. An overnight ferry will then take him from Kirkwall on Orkney to Lerwick on Shetland, from where he will ride to Skaw at the very top of Shetland.

The journey is being completed with the generous support of Streetbike, Halesowen, who have obtained additional chargers to reduce charging times.

Event date

17-August-2017 00:00  - 
26-August-2017 00:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Congratulations on completing this epic trek, becoming an electric motorbike pioneer and raising money for very worthy causes!
Donation by Euan McTurk
on 13-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
A great trip and even greater causes
Donation by Elinor
on 12-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
John, Missed this last year, but well done on completing the trip.
Donation by Mike Jelfs
on 12-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
A wee bit to help you.
Donation by Ian Hatten
on 12-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Great job John 👍
Donation by Roger Barratt
on 12-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done John. Good luck with the fund raising, two great causes.
Donation by Nick
on 21-03-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Cash collection
Donation by John Chivers
on 27-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Crazy. But well done!
Donation by Anon E Mouse
on 27-01-2018
£12.50 gift aid
a brilliant idea - well done that man
Donation by Howard
on 21-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done John - a great trip for 2 great causes x
Donation by Nikki B
on 16-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £540.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £540.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £660.02

Donations closed

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