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Abs' and Sal's LEJOG Adventure

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Abigail Haggan

Unlikely cyclists riding end to end in memory of our best friend Fiona Strong and in support of those affected by cancer in young people.

Raising money for
Fiona Strong Memorial Fund

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We are Abs & Sal and have been best friends since starting secondary school together in 1998.

In October 2015 one of our best friends, Fiona Strong, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Since the diagnosis we spent many an hour wondering what, if anything, we can do to help. We decided to take on a challenge Fiona would not be jealous of in the slightest and cycle the length of the UK.

Our challenge was originally set for April 2018, but Fiona took a turn for the worse during this month and sadly passed away on the 1st May. We postponed our trip to August, determined to complete the challenge and make our terribly missed friend proud.

In Fiona's last few weeks our fundraising focused on raising money for desperately needed Immunotherapy treatment for Fiona. Over £45,000 was raised thanks to the kind generosity of so many. It was Fiona's wish that the money goes to help others if she wouldn't be able to benefit from it herself and the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund has been set-up to do this. Any further sponsorship we raise for our challenge will be in aid of this cause. 

Thank you to all those who have supported us to date.

Event details

Cycling 100 miles from Lands End to John O Groats

We will be setting off from Lands End on Sunday 19th August, taking the safe (and longer) way up the country, and finishing in John O Groats on Friday 31st August.

We have wonderful friends and family joining us on various legs of the journey and providing car support. There is still time to get involved! Follow our blog for more information and to keep track!

Event date

19-August-2018 00:00  - 
31-August-2018 00:00

Event type


Event is completed


Huge well done for an astounding effort so far! I've loved following on insta/your blog. Hard work but an incredible journey for an epic cause. Final pedal now! xxx
Donation by Pip Mathews
on 30-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck x
Donation by Keith Hunter
on 29-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
You go, girls!
Donation by Beale Stronach
on 28-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Super proud of you girls and not envious at all. So much love xxx
Donation by LD (the original)
on 28-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
You guys are doing amazingly! Good Luck with the rest of the ride! xx
Donation by Charlotte Keyte
on 28-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Jess Duffy
on 28-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go Sal and Abs! Have been following your blog every step of the way and totally in awe of what you are doing :) xxx
Donation by Lucy McAlister
on 28-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
You are both amazing ×××):
Donation by Sara and Chris Knight
on 28-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck for the rest of the ride and amazing effort so far! $175 for 175km ridden by your Sydney Support Crew - always cheering you on from afar! cc
Donation by Sydney Support Crew
on 28-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
It was an honour to ride with you on days 7 and 8, a thoroughly enjoyable two days which will live in my memory forever. Thank you for looking after me.
Donation by Clive Strong
on 27-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,425.00
Offline Donations: £1,250.00
Total Raised: £8,675.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £10,312.50

Donations closed

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