Ben and Louis Schellenberg

Charities

Malaria No More UK
Malaria No More UK is an innovative charity, committed to ending deaths from malaria. The charity is part of a global movement aiming to reach near zero deaths from malaria by 2015. Malaria affects half of the world’s population and claims the life of a child every 45 seconds... but with your help we can make malaria no more.
The Ifakara Bakery Project
The preservation and protection of health particularly but not exclusively by providing, or assisting in the provision of free bread to the community of Ifakara, Tanzania, Africa. The relief of financial hardship and advancement of education in Ifakara by supporting young people and such projects as the trustees determine.


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Ben and Louis do LELJOGD

Fundraiser: 
Ben and Louis Schellenberg

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Schellenberg

Hello and thanks for visiting the page! Firstly, LELJOGD - whats that I hear you ask? Well it stands for:

Land's End - Lizard point - John O'Groats - Dunnet head

We have cycled it!

15 Days.

           1080 miles.

  1738 kilometres.

    A combined age of just 34.

The day-by-day account can be seen if yoy visit our facebook page (www.facebook.com/LELJOGD) but otherwise here is a quick summary of the trip (a more comprehensive report is in the pipeline, for those interested):

The most challenging days were undoubtedly found in the short sharp hills of Cornwall and the days which followed, with the long, gruelling climbs of Devon, including crossing Dartmoor while cycling through a very wet cloud! It was in these early days that Louis' back wheel suffered and we ended up replacing it twice after writing each one off... too much weight on the rear wheel. With that fixed by the purchase of some front panniers we wound our way up past Bristol and across the Severn Road Bridge before following the border with Wales up to the Wirral. Crossing the Mersey by Ferry we briefly visited the Iron Men on Crosby beach before riding across Lancashire and joining the A6 which took us up to the lake district. A small detour saw us pass through the mountains and over Kirkstone Pass, pausing only to have a drink at the highest pub in England! Having rejoined the A6 we headed due north and passed through Gretna into Scotland, a looked-forward-to part of the trip - it did not dissapoint. After crossing the border we went West and passed through Dumfries + Galloway and Ayrshire to reach Ardrossan and the ferry to the Isle of Arran and our rest day (complete with family!). Feeling refreshed we took the northern ferry and cycled via Tarbot and Lochgilphead to Loch Awe and skirted its Eastern shore before heading north-east and through the stunning scenary of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. Heading North-East along the A82 we passed Fort William, Spean Bridge and Fort Augustus before skirting the edge of Loch Ness and climbing a 20% hill out of Drumnadochit which then took us towards Inverness and Dingwall, From there it was a short hop over to Dornoch and then following the A9 up the Eastern coast to John O'Groats, Duncansby Head, Dunnet Head and the end of the trip. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and it is something neither of us will ever forget - we didn't do it just for our own enjoyment though...

Aside from being a brilliant brotherly bonding experience, we rode to raise money for two very worthwhile causes - Malaria No More UK and the Ifakara Bakery Project (IBP).

Malaria No More UK are an innovative charity working to end suffering and deaths from malaria. They back the global goal of near zero deaths from malaria by 2015. They save lives through high-impact awareness and fundraising campaigns and by making strategic investments in Africa, where over 90% of all malaria deaths occur. Find out more at http://malarianomore.org.uk/

Ifakara is a small remote town in the Kilombero district of Southern Tanzania. The IBP provides local people a place to buy fresh bread and provides local target groups (e.g. wards of the local hospital, the leprosy centre, orphanage and primary schools) with free bread, up to 120,000 loaves per year, made possible by the bakery's proceeds and donations. Find out more at http://www.ibpfreebread.com/

We have personal connections to Ifakara and malaria. We spent Ben's first 6 (and Louis' first 2) years living there. Our grandparents came to visit and consequently set up the IBP. While living there we both got malaria, Ben before the currently recommended highly effective treatment - ACTs - were available, and got very seriously ill as a result. Louis received ACTs within hours of becoming unwell and was completely cured within just a few days. By supporting MNM-UK we hope we'll help them to help others benefit from ACTs.

To see the route please see below. We started on the 12th and finished 15 days later, on the 26th.

Any queries, suggestions or objections are welcome at leljogd@gmail.com and on our facebook page; www.facebook.com/LELJOGD. Please like it to keep up to date with all the latest news and progress.

Day 1: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491271.html
Day 2: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491293.html
Day 3: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491318.html
Day 4: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491334.html
Day 5: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491355.html
Day 6: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491379.html
Day 7: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491391.html
Day 8: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491399.html
Day 9: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491406.html
Day 9.5: Rest Day
Day 10: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491416.html
Day 11: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491421.html
Day 12: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491428.html
Day 13: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491435.html
Day 14: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3491440.html

Recent donors

24.12.13

24.12.13

23.12.13

23.12.13

23.12.13 Finally got round to donating, well done guys

23.12.13 Solid effort! Hope you get that target!

23.12.13 Merry Christmas

23.12.13 Here's another £10

16.11.13 Cash donations combined

20.10.13

06.10.13

04.10.13

29.09.13 Solid Effort

18.09.13 Congratulations on an amazing achievement.

14.09.13

14.09.13 Hey guys....very well done to you both! Fantastic cycle.

09.09.13 Well done - I feel weary just thinking about it...

08.09.13 well done to Ben and Louis - nice to know that the hill in silver street bike rides set this standard high!!! we are really impressed and you have doen really well

07.09.13 What a great effort - and a great cause! Hope your legs are just about recovering....

06.09.13 Full of admiration well done

06.09.13 Fantastic achievement, Ben & Louis. What is your next adventure going to be???

06.09.13 What a memorable experience!!

06.09.13

06.09.13 Hurray to you from the Drakeleys!

05.09.13

£2,198.56

Running total

Target:
£2,160.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£2,541.64
Total donors:
81
Last donor:
Peter and Joan from Akeley Wood
24.12.13  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00