Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club


Just two days and 129 miles to go

10 months ago By Richard Smith

Final push for LEJOG team as John O’Groats in sight

With 901 miles already under their belts, the four members of the LEJOG4THEBOG have just got two more days in the saddle before they reach John O’Groats.

Since the last report filed on Saturday morning as the chaps left Oban Lorne Rugby Club (with some apparently sore heads from over-rehydration the night before), a further 146 miles has been put on the clock.

Whilst the Tour de France may be grabbing the headlines, the real action has been in the central Highlands as our four riders and their support team have made their way through the lochs and glens of Scotland, with some appropriate songs in their heads to help them through the long hours in the saddle.

Having battled their demons and avoided the Loch Ness monster on Saturday, yesterday - Day 12 of the trip and the eleventh day on the road - took the team from Fort Augustus up to Dornoch, where they successfully contended with mizzle (light Scottish rain), midges and the mileage.

Today’s (Monday 3rd July) start point is very close to the famous Glen Morangie Distillery, so we can only hope that the boys remain focused on the job in hand.

The first half the leg is pretty much uphill all the way, with a long descent in the second half to their destination at Betty Hill (which is a place, not a person) on the north Scottish coast.

Donations continue to come in – a total of £1,855 has been raised so far – just £145 short of the £2k mark

Good spinning today chaps!

Updated 08:04 - 4 Jul 2017 by Richard Smith

Where next?

2017/18 Season Tickets now available Time to get your application forms in
Home draw for Bees in North Midlands Cup Cup draw and Hornets fixtures also now live on website


Loading comments

Fri 1 Jun
Birmingham & Solihull Hornets Hinckley 2nd XV
League 15:00

News sponsors


Club sponsors