Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Forster Dean's Head of Personal Injury is very proud to have completed her epic Lands End to John O’Groats cycle challenge, which raised much needed funds for the purchase of an adapted cycle for use by disabled riders.

The Simply Cycling Charity runs open sessions offering cycling opportunities to disabled users and has seen expansion of service users such that more bikes are needed.

Nadia Kerr, 41, Head of Personal Injury at Forster Dean, completed the ride after 14 days of cycling. A core group of 7 completed the full distance of the ride – 954 miles – and visitors joined in along the route. The beautifully sunny and warm 82 mile day stage between Warrington and Kendal was the busiest day when 19 cyclists formed the peloton.

Toughest challenge

Nadia commented “This was, by far, the hardest challenge of my life. The daily distances were long particularly when combined with some steep climbs but the endurance element was where the real work lay – getting on the bike day after day and keeping going was hard. But the group I cycled with was inspirational and I could not have done it without them”

After a total of 20 punctures, the group, which had been supported and subsidised by BikeRight!, arrived at John O’Groats only moments before the legendary sign was removed for the night.

Nadia Kerr – second row on the right

You can read about Nadia’s training journey, including time spent in Majorca with her cycling club TeamGlow at:  

What next? Nadia is mentoring  members of the TeamGlow Club to complete the Manchester 100km and 100mile event on 2 September 2012.

And then? “Lands End to John O’Groats is a ‘one-off’, but I may be tempted into another challenge on the bike. The Channel to the Med ride through France is a possibility, especially with the allure of a swim in the warm Mediterranean at the end of the ride!”

For further information please contact Nadia Kerr on 0151 203 2141 or email -

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