Land's End to John O’Groats on a mower

The Bourne To Ride charity challenge has beaten the previous record for driving from Land's End to John O'Groats on a ride-on mower.

Travelling at a maximum of 12mph for 880 miles, for 20 hours per-day, Bourne to Garden founder, Colin North, driving an Iseki SF544 ride-on, has beaten the previous record of 5 days 8 hours by making the journey in 4 days 6 hours and 9 minutes. 

The team including a support van and overnight driver, plus Phil Self as Iseki technical support, received amazing local and national support on the way and a boost to the fundraising.

Colin, md of Bourne to Garden said, "Most drivers gave us the thumbs and friendly toots as they overtook us”.

During the gruelling journey Colin stopped for refreshments and showers, battled heavy rain, and wrapped up in a duvet to handle sitting and driving in the cold nights. “The toughest part was probably the mosquitoes in Scotland, waves of them hitting my face," he said. “We also had a loose wheel nut and puncture on the way but were able to sort these on the roadside without too many delays”.

The fundraiser caught the interest and endorsement from local and national media including Radio 1 & 2. The team posted ‘at the moment’ pictures and video to encourage support and donations.

David Withers from Iseki UK added, “It was so exciting, tracking the guys on the mower, waking up each morning seeing where they had got up to. All the photos and videos they shared from the route were brilliant, some amazing scenery and some interesting weather at times!  It was a real team effort to enable this to go ahead with ourselves and Bourne to Garden Ltd. The machine has performed without any problems whatsoever, we just had one puncture in the whole 876 miles. 

"We have donated some money for the charities chosen by Bourne to Garden Ltd and please, if you can, donate something to the three charities - they would be incredibly grateful.  All are worthy causes and every penny of the money donated is going straight to the charities.

"We are Guinness World Record holders!” 

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For More information about the route click here.

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