From Land's End to John O'Groats on budget bikes, in aid of Cancer Research

916 motorwayless miles on a £300 bike? It could only be 'The Longest Way Up'

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916 MILES on a motorbike in one day. It’s achievable, but only just. Factor in budget bikes and a ban on motorways and it sounds like a hellish trip.

But this is the gruelling ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats that a brave cohort of motorcyclists will undertake this summer, in order to raise money for Cancer Research.

‘The Longest Day Up!’ will take place between sunrise and sunset on (surprise, surprise) the summer equinox, Thursday June 21st.

Now in its sixth year (previous events have run in reverse, and been known as ‘The Longest Day Down’), the endurance ride has so far raised more than £87,600 for the charity. This year, they’re aiming to reach sextuple figures.

Places on the event are limited to 25 (12 appear to be registered so far), and riders must stick to a set 916-mile route, which features a number of pit stops along the way. The £300 event fee included two nights accommodation, food and on-the-road support.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a challenge if there weren’t a number of ridiculous rules, including: no motorways allowed, and motorcycles must cost less than £300, with no modifications to the fuel system and

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