The intrepid Bums on Bikes crew have reached the Lake District after leaving Land's End on Sunday June 10th. They have cycled a punishing schedule of up to 95 miles each day since then to reach this half way point. On their very first day through Cornwall they cycled 95 miles and climbed 2,500 metres.

Over 12 days of cycling, the Bums on Bikes aim to cycle from Lands End in Cornwall to John O'Groats in Scotland, a journey of some 1,000 miles.

Paul Reynolds, our Chair of Trustees and the instigator of the Bums on Bike challenge underscores the importance of making it to the Lake District.

We now start counting down not up. We now know we can do this which is huge.

The Bums on Bikes cyclists are also going great guns in terms of their fundraising, having raised over £125,000 of their £150,000 target. The money that they raise will fund the best UK science into bowel cancer and bowel disease, which very much excited our Grants Committee when then met on June 14th. They recorded their own special Good Luck message to the Bums to #keeppeddalling.

The Bums have their own website, where you can keep up daily with the challenge, Bums on

Well done Bums, #keeppeddalling!