Raising bicycle awareness

 


 On 1st April 2006, Will and Ed Stevens left the gates of Buckingham Palace at 1pm and rode east along the south bank of the river Thames.

On 2nd September 2006, they rode west along the north bank, returning to the Palace at 2pm.

During the five months in between, the brothers travelled 6,000 miles around the entire coastline of Britain (six times the distance of Land's End to John O'Groats).

This giant loop was pedalled seven feet from the ground on a pair of Tall Bikes.

The first journey of its kind, Tall Bike Tour Britain was an important event in the history of long-distance cycling, and a record-breaking expedition.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS :

"Awesome to see how far you can go when you put your mind to it."  

CYCLEMAGIC

"You guys came and conquered!"  

CARRADICE OF NELSON

"Seeing the journey tracked on here is pretty awesome."  

J*


Bike shops :

LONDON FIELDS CYCLES (Hackney, London)
Gone Biking Mad (New Milton, Dorset)
Cycle Logic (Helston, Cornwall)
Biketrail (Fremington, Devon)
Gordon's Bike Shop (Barnstaple, Devon)
MUD-DOCK CYCLES (Bristol)
Garland Cycles (Bristol)
Hobb's Cycles (Carmarthen)
Mike's Bikes (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire)
The Holey Trail (Machynlleth, Powys)
GREENS' BIKES (Caernarfon, Gwynedd)
Blue Bikes (Malltraeth, Anglesey)
Bikestyle (Douglas, Isle of Man)
Pedal Power (Lancaster)
ALPINE BIKES (Glasgow)
Bikes of Inverness (Inverness)


Inspirators and Assistants :

Tallbike Tony (Montreal, Canada)
Alan & Jenny Ross (Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire)
Michael Garnett (Kentish Town, London)
The Berry family (Redland, Bristol)
Robert Carpenter Turner (Honeystreet, Wiltshire)
Moz (New Zealand)
David Charles Edwards (Rugby, Warwickshire)
Jenny Sheriff of Sustrans (Fishponds, Bristol)
Strand Engineering North West (Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria)
Gilmore Fabrications (Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria)
Tom Rennie (Keswick, Cumbria)
Peter McRobert (Skinburness, Cumbria)
Dave Grimmer (Glasgow)
John Maceachan (Arisaig, Highland)
Dougie at Off Beat Cycles (Fort William, Highland)


Coast Hosts:

Elizabeth & Grant (Leicester)
Simon & Andria (Ramsgate, Kent)
Rob & Ani (Alfriston, East Sussex)
Max Leonard (Brighton, East Sussex)
Ian & Marianne (Brightstone, Isle of Wight)
Daniel & Martha (Freshwater, Isle of Wight)
Elizabeth & John (Lymington, Hants)
Lady Carew Pole (Antony, Cornwall)
Gus Grand (Eden Project, Cornwall)
Arthur (Caerhays Barton Farm, Cornwall)
Lady Belitho (St. Buryan, Cornwall)
Bryan & Cath (Combe Martin, Devon)
Ross of Mud-Dock Cycles (Westbury Park, Bristol)
The Berry family (Redland, Bristol)
The Neal family (Fishponds, Bristol)
Edward and Mal Pugsly (Penarth, South Glamorgan)
Miranda Berry*(Swansea)
Jeff Nicholls (Llanelli, West Glamorgan)
Maria Constantanidu* (Llansteffan, Powys)
Richard & Libby Whitby (Goodwick, Pembrokeshire)
Catrin Webster (Borth, Cardiganshire)
Hans Ten Wolde (Aberdyfi, Gwynedd)
Alex, Bridget, Emma & Steve (Abersoch, Gwynedd)
AHG & Roz (Holy Island, Anglesey)
Kate & Geoff Gibbs (Llanfairfechan, Conwy)
Winchmore Hotel (Llandudno, Conwy)
Kirsten & Rowan (Aigburth, Liverpool)
Penny Thorpe (Castletown, Isle of Man)
Danny Smith (Lancaster)
Aurora Trujillo (Lancaster)
The Rawlings family (Whitehaven, Cumbria)
Achamore House (Isle of Gigha, Argyll)
Gordon & Pat Doughty (Kilmory, Argyll)
Rosie & Boyd Mcnab (Crinan, Argyll)
Fiona & Angus Kennedy (Isle of Coll, Argyll)
Tony & Debbie Shepherd (Kinlocheil, Inverness-shire)
Bruce & Linda Lowrie (Isle of Mull, Argyll)
Mike, Sal & Joshua at Old Bank House B&B; (Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland)
Mary Jane & Andrew (Balmacara, Highland)
Peter & Bridie (Inverness)
John McCloy at Gairlch Hotel (Gairloch, Highland)
Cedric Harben* (Point of Stoer, Sutherland)
Huw & Denise MacDonald (Melvich, Caithness)
Iain Robertson (Thurso, Caithness)
John & Marion Thurso (Thurso, Caithness)
The Wood family (St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney)
Doug Smith (Stromness, Orkney)
Iain Robertson (again) (Thurso, Caithness)
Peter & Bridie (Inverness)
Tony & Carol Gabb (Gordonstoun, Moray)
Myra & Jim (Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire)
James & Lisa Killeen (Dalgety Bay, Fife)
Mary Jane & Andrew* (Edinburgh)


Thank you very much to all donors for supporting our chosen charities.
Thank you to those not mentioned here who have given us refreshment along the way.