Beeline Britain

One of the Last Great British Adventures…….

First ever Land’s End to John O’Groats in a straight line

They did it! The Beeline Britain team celebrating at John O'Groats. Photo: Richard Strudwick

They did it! The Beeline Britain team celebrating at John O’Groats. Photo: Richard Strudwick

They’ve done it! On Friday 13th June the Beeline Britain team completed the first ever straight-line journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 1,100km.

The Beeline Britain team, which is supported by Prince Harry’s Endeavour Fund, were elated to receive a phone call from Prince Harry on reaching the finish.

They have kayaked, cycled, mountain biked and hiked their way across the UK, completing two record breaking sea crossings on route, including the longest open sea kayak crossing in UK waters; 34 hours of non-stop kayaking over 200km.

The team of four includes a serving RAF Aircrew, a retired Army Captain and Team GB Paralympian, a professional kayak coach and the first Welsh woman to summit Mount Everest. Meet the team here.

The journey was completed in 28 days and the team’s fundraising for BLESMA, the limbless veterans charity continues.

Donate online using your credit or debit card at www.justgiving.com/beelinebritain

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Donate by text message. Simply text LINE59 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070

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Send a cheque made payable to BLESMA to BLESMA, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, RM6 6NA. Please write ‘Beeline Britain’ on the reverse of the cheque.

To view their straight line journey click here.

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24 comments on “First ever Land’s End to John O’Groats in a straight line

  1. David smith
    August 14, 2013

    Can’t wait to follow this epic challenge. Good luck to all the team
    David

    • toribeelinebritain
      August 29, 2013

      Thanks David, we’re excited too!

  2. Cara Chapman
    September 12, 2013

    Wow! What an epic challenge – love it!

  3. amanda shepherd
    October 21, 2013

    It was great to meet you all today on Cairngorm Mountain and I was totally blown away by your commitment to this challenge. I am very sorry that we could not help you today but if you would like to have another crack at it on Thursday we can get you to the summit at no cost. If not, email me when your plans come together and I will do my best to help as much as possible!
    All the best
    Amanda Shepherd
    Customer Services Assistant Manager
    Cairngorm Mountain

  4. Matthew
    October 24, 2013

    Good luck Nick, with the training and the event.

    Regards

    Matt

  5. Jo Brunskill
    February 18, 2014

    Tori came to speak at Crickhowell High School last night. She was presenting some D of E awards for us and spoke about her challenges so far and about her upcoming ones. I was inspired to check the Beeline Challenge online and found this site.
    We all wish you all the best of luck for this challenge, we hope you all have every success with the training, fund raising and the actual challenge.
    Good Luck from all the DofEers in Crickhowell High School Powys

    • toribeelinebritain
      March 20, 2014

      Thanks for your support Jo – if you can do anything to spread the word about our challenge we’d be very grateful. Tori

  6. Pete
    March 6, 2014

    Can’t believe you guys are only a couple of months away from starting this adventure.

    Best of British to you!

    Pete

  7. Jenny Spencer
    April 2, 2014

    Hey Nick,

    It was great to meet you on tuesday during your visit to the BCU offices and it was fantastic to hear about the amazing challenge you are all undertaking. As I mentioned Go Canoeing would be really keen to promote your challenge.

    The timing of your challenge will cross over with National Go Canoeing week and we’d love to do a feature article on your team and what you are doing to help you promote it and give inspiration for others. We have just launched our new website for the week and I thought you might be interested in seeing it: http://www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk/.

    We’ll be in touch with further information but for now good luck with the training!

    Regards

    Jenny

    Go Canoeing Development Manager

    • nickbeightonbeeline
      April 3, 2014

      Thanks Jenny,

      Yes, Really good to chat the other day. Please keep us updated with any information you have regarding the week and how we can get involved.

      Nick

  8. Kelly Gough
    April 20, 2014

    Good Luck to you all.
    Nick I worked with you many moons ago with my brother Justin Morgan.
    I will let him know to sponsor you too.
    Good Luck guys.
    Kelly

  9. alanharmer
    May 13, 2014

    Getting excited now the start is so close. Going to get to Pembrokeshire and then on to North Wales to cheer you all on…………best of luck.

    Dad (Alan H)

  10. Steve Maggs
    May 15, 2014

    Hi Tori, Great to see you yesterday, and to hear about your final preparations. Everyone here at Christ College Brecon wishes you and your team a safe and successful challenge. We’re all very proud of you and your achievements! We’ll be following you every step of the way! Steve

  11. Sue and Keith Fisher
    May 18, 2014

    It seems you have made a most magnificent start, well done with you in thought all the way. Spreading the news
    Sue and Keith

  12. Alan Rowe MBE
    May 20, 2014

    Brilliant effort team! – dead proud of you, the Baton couldn’t be in better hands, we’re following you all the way

  13. toribeelinebritain
    May 20, 2014

    Thanks so much for all your comments, they are keeping the team and our support crew in high spirits.

  14. Marie Allen
    May 21, 2014

    We are following you guys in the John Buchan School (Sennelager) Newsletter. Good to see the weather being kind to you …. hope it continues. Marie Allen

  15. Magnus
    May 22, 2014

    We are following your progress here in Alway House (Christ College). The quiz has just gone up on the board for the kids. Best of luck to you all – I have never stopped to think just how much Kayaking would be involved!
    Keep smiling!

  16. Kathryn Wood
    June 5, 2014

    All the best Tori
    from Kathryn Wood Auckland Challenge Inc Coordinator for DOE Hillary Awards.
    You conquered New Zealand tis should be a piece of cake

  17. Sue and Keith Fisher
    June 8, 2014

    You guys are incredible, climbing these Scottish mountains is staggering. I hear you are staying at RAF Lossiemouth when you get there. I will add some sponsorship in memory of my dad who served there during the Second World War , he would be knocked out by your efforts from Sue and Keith

  18. Kate Gibson
    June 11, 2014

    It was inspiring to meet you all tonight and to hear your stories. Looking forward to some more chat tomorrow :) Kate

  19. Cathie Wood
    June 13, 2014

    We’ll done team on reaching John O’Groats! We have followed your journey since you visited us in the a Coffee House in Moodiesburn. Is was a real pleasure to meet you all.
    Congratulations from all the volunteers in the Coffee House.

  20. David
    June 21, 2014

    Well done all!
    Really enjoyed meeting you at Lybster on your last leg and to see you off up the hill.
    Sorry to say nothing reported in the Northern Scot, but a good full page article in Monday’s Aberdeen Press & Journal.
    Hope you hit your fund-raising target – you deserve to!

    David

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