From Wokingham Bikeathon to Lands End and John O’Groats – the ride that will transform lives

Local cyclist Kevin Jones is taking on the legendary Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride to raise £6k for the Prince’s Trust to help vulnerable young people to transform their lives. With the support of the Pulse8 team at Nirvana, Shinfield, Kevin is training hard to prepare for the 9-day 970-mile journey in September. With hundreds of miles of training already under his belt, Kevin has his sights set on the Wokingham Bikeathon on 25 June as a key part of his training schedule.

“It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to cycle 970 miles,” said Kevin “And there have been some tough rides so far, but I am really looking forward to the Bikeathon in June. It’s fantastic to ride locally with the company of a wonderful variety of cyclists each challenging themselves in their own ways.”

The Wokingham Bikeathon is in its ninth year and regularly attracts over 800 riders aged from 6 years old upwards. The event, whose headline sponsor is Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy, has both a 15-mile route and a 35-mile route allowing riders to select a distance to best match their abilities. It is a popular fundraiser with numerous riders getting sponsorship for a range of local and national charities. Local charitable organisations also lend their support including ARC and the 1st Embrook Scouts who will be manning the drinks stops while the Wokingham and East Berkshire Camera club will be there to capture the event.

In response to the exciting new developments taking place in Wokingham Town Centre, the event will start and finish at Cantley Park but all riders are asked to park in Wokingham Town Centre car parks and ride carefully up to the Cantley Park start.

Spectators are invited to come along to support the riders and visit the variety of stalls located at the start line including The Prince’s Trust, Mountain Trax, Cycle Services (aka Dr Bike), Safer Roads, Berkshire and My Journey, Wokingham with their bike-powered smoothie maker. Refreshments will also be available.

For more information about the event and to enter, please visit or, to sponsor Kev for his epic challenge please visit


Editors Notes

  1.  Wokingham Bikeathon is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers. Further information about the event and maps showing the 15 and 35 mile routes plus on line registration can be found at

  2.  Rodger Duckworth Physiotherapy, Wokingham provides high quality treatment for all musculoskeletal problems and other various conditions. 2017 is the second year that they have been headline sponsor for the Wokingham Bikeathon.

  3.  The Prince’s Trust help disadvantaged young people in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education or training. This year, The Trust aims to support 58,000 vulnerable young people, helping to give them the skills and confidence to find a job.

  4.  The team at the Pulse8 Gym, Sindlesham, is supporting Kevin in his preparation for the ride. Read more about Kevin and his ride in the following blog:

  5.  For further information about the 2016 Wokingham Bikeathon or to arrange an interview please contact: Karen Boud 07720 846928,