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Allan Rutland

4000+km Cycle Ride from Nordkapp - Home

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Starting on Saturday 4th May, Allan is setting off from Nordkapp, the North Cape, the furthest point north on mainland Europe. He’ll be riding home back home to Keswick, Cumbria, UK via Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and returning home via Newcastle and the coast to coast route. I route totalling in excess of 4000km and he has until the end of May to do this (as he better be back at work for June!).[/p][p][img]https://www.keswickbikes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Nordkapp-Ride.jpg" alt="Nordkapp Ride" height="300" width="300[/img][/p][p]This ride is COMPLETELY SOLO, not an event, not a race, just one lone rider with a bike and whatever kit he can carry. This means utterly NO BACKUP WHATSOEVER! Just a lone rider on a bike taking in the sights and seeing whatever the world throws at him.[/p][p]Forgot about lightweight touring here, Allan is going for every possible backup and gadget under the sun and it all running off the sun via the solar panels attached to the bike. You are probably wondering why so much kit? Surely going nice and light would be easier?! Yes and no. To throw another spanner in the works Allan is also a type-one diabetic and has been for the last 40 years which brings with it a few medical issues which need to be dealt with, and thus a fair bit of extra supplies of equipment and also plenty of backup food supplies in case he can’t find any for the days out in the wilds. [/p][p]And thus where this page comes in as Allan will be using this trip to raise awareness of type-one diabetes and raising funds for a collection of charities which mean something to him. The JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as you see here, so please donate, thank you.[/p][p]You can follow the ride as it progresses via the blog and tracking page featured here: [url=http://www.keswickbikes.co.uk/blog]www.keswickbikes.co.uk/blog[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][img]https://www.keswickbikes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IMG_20190412_144318-1024x768.jpg" alt="Lancet" height="735" width="980[/img][/p]

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Jun 25, 2019


Well done Alan. We hope all the breaks are now repaired. Bill & Denise Booth

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019

Tom Rennie

Congratulations Allan, what an achievement!


May 30, 2019

Sarah Cox

Well done Allan. What an achievement! Thank you for showing that anything is possible even when you have chronic condition like diabetes. Where will your next cycling adventure take you?

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 25, 2019

Tamsin Beattie

An amazing challenge Allan! Making great progress 😊

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 25, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Angie and family

Totally amazing. A true Type1 hero! The tales we can tell! Go get them Allan!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Helen and Stan Hinde

Full of admiration, Allan, that's some challenge! Good Luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Tom Rennie

Hi Allan, Best of luck and I hope the only winds you find are on your back!