The Magna Carta Bike Ride

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Lance’s route! Saturday 20 June to Sunday 28 June.

Lance Curry Mallet 20 June web

DAY ONE: Saturday 20 June, 10.14: Setting off from Curry Mallet, Somerset. Next stop Trowbridge, Wiltshire: 47 miles

Lance Trowbridge 20 June 4 web

DAY ONE: Saturday 20 June: Trowbridge, Wilts. Next stop Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire: 85 miles

Lance Long Crendon 21 June 3 web

DAY TWO: Sunday 21 June, 10.30: Long Crendon, Bucks. Next stop West Greenwich, London: 77 miles

Lance West Greenwich 21 June web

DAY TWO: Sunday 21 June: Greenwich. Next stop Walkern, Hertfordshire: 46 miles

Lance Walkern 22 June 3

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June: Walkern. Next stop Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex: 21 miles

Lance Stansted Mountfitchet 21 June 2 web

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June, 11.00: Stansted Mountfitchet. Next stop Little Dunmow, Essex: 13 miles

Lance Little Dunmow 22 June

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June: Little Dunmow, no Lance!

Lance Little Dunmow 22 June 1 web

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June: …but he was there! King John was miserable, but Lance seemed pleased with himself… Next stop Pleshey, Essex: 6 miles

Lance Pleshey 22 June 3 web

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June, 14.00: Pleshey. Next stop Castle Hedingham, Essex: 18 miles

Lance Castle Hedingham 22 June 2 web

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June: Castle Hedingham. Next stop Clare, Suffolk: 26 miles

Lance Clare 22 June

DAY THREE: Monday 22 June, 18.00: Clare. Next stop Framlingham, Suffolk: 52 miles

Lance Framlingham 23 June web

DAY FOUR: Tuesday 23 June, 10.15: Framlingham. Next stop Huntingfield, Suffolk: 11 miles

Lance Huntingfield 23 June web

DAY FOUR: Tuesday 23 June, 11.30: Huntingfield. Next stop the market in Leicester: 140 miles

Magna Carta 800: arrival in Leicester of charity cyclist

DAY FIVE: Wednesday 24 June, 13.40: Leicester market. Next stop Belvoir, Leicestershire: 27 miles

Lance Belvoir 24 June web

DAY FIVE: Wednesday 24 June: Belvoir, a selfie (just)…. Next stop Pontefract, West Yorkshire: 69 miles

Lance Pontefract 25 June060 web

DAY SIX: Thursday 25 June: Pontefract. Next stop Helmsley, North Yorkshire: 58 miles

Lance Helmsley 25 June 1 web

DAY SIX: Thursday 25 June: Helmsley. Next stop Thirsk, North Yorkshire: 14 miles

Lance Thirsk 26 June 1 web

DAY SEVEN: Friday 26 June, 10.10: Thirsk. Next stop Topcliffe, North Yorkshire: 6 miles

Lance Topcliffe 26 June 1 web

DAY SEVEN: Friday 26 June, 11.00: Topcliffe. Next stop Skipton, North Yorkshire: 37 miles

Lance Skipton 26 June 1 web

DAY SEVEN: Friday 26 June, 16.00: Skipton. Next stop Hornby, Lancashire: 34 miles

Lance Hornby 26 June web

DAY SEVEN/EIGHT: Friday 26/27 June: Hornby. Next stop Warkworth, Northumberland: 147 miles

Lance Warkworth 28 June web

DAY NINE: Sunday 28 June: Warkworth. Next stop Alnwick, Northumberland: 7 miles

Lance Alnwick 28 June 1 web

DAY NINE: Sunday 28 June, 13.30: Alnwick.

941 miles according to Google Maps

Lance Alnwick 28 June 5 web


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Lance Allan June 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Yes, I did it, over 800 miles, with a few twists, turns, diversions and yes some errors on the way. Arrived home safely on Sunday night. A very big thank you to all those of you I met on the way and some others I didn’t, sorry Little Dunmow, but hope the picture is proof of my visit. The award for the best road surfaces goes to Suffolk County Council. The award for the best scone goes to Jan’s Kitchen in Ponteland, Northumberland. What a wonderful country we live in, with many wonderful people, all supporting their communities. It was a pleasure meeting you all and visiting your villages, towns and cities. I really can’t believe its all over!

Lance Allan – Magna Carta 800 Cyclist.


Henry King June 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Fantastic achievement Lance – well done


jeff osborn June 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Well done. How slim and fit you look.

You did us proud.

Sponsorship on its way.



Ellie July 1, 2015 at 12:07 am

Fantastic Lance, well done and what an achievement……and you even for some Love Your Local Market flags in, the folks from Leicester say hi


Doug July 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

Fantastic achievement Lance!!
This trip will be something that you can look back on with real pride in the years ahead.
Thanks for promoting Trowbridge to so well to the other Baron Towns.
It has been a privilege to support your two worthy causes.
Keep up the good work!!


geoff w July 2, 2015 at 2:35 pm

well done Lance, but you could have rode back it was all down hill.


Horace July 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Well done Lance, fantastic effort. Did you really take the train home? Surely Alnwick was only the half way point! Many thanks anyway for all your work for Dorothy House, a fantastic effort for a wonderful cause. Many thanks.


Ken Ivin July 6, 2015 at 11:05 am

Lance very seriously this is a major achievement and with two good causes benefiting.

Now back to the day job?

best wishes



Lynne Zwink July 13, 2015 at 2:48 am

Well done Lance.
And it was 941 miles???? One hundred and forty one more than you had planned!!!!


Sally July 21, 2015 at 10:16 am

Fantastic achievement, well done for completing this epic journey by bike! It was so lovely to meet you in Leicester.


Lance Allan July 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

It was actually 826miles or 1330 km.
Day 1 – 150 km
Day 2 – 167 km
Day 3 – 182 km
Day 4 – 175 km
Day 5 – 169 km
Day 6 – 146 km
Day 7 – 136 km
Day 8 – 115 km
Day 9 – 90 km


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