Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Nurse pedals length of Britain for Queen’s Nurses charity

  • Comment

A nurse is in “fine fettle” after successfully cycling the length of Britain to raise funds for a community nursing charity.

Anne Smith, a Queen’s Nurse from Berkshire, has completed a fundraising cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Ms Smith and her husband John cycled in tandem, covering 947 miles in 15 days and raising over £2,000 for the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

“I’m really pleased,” she said. “The ultimate surprise was arriving at John O’Groats with 800 other cyclists who had been cycling for ‘Bike across Britain’, there was a great atmosphere.”

Queen's Nursing Institute

Anne and John Smith

Over the two-week journey they had to endure steep hills and the odd puncture and encountered wild goats and Scottish mist’.

Ms Smith, who is a district nurse, said that she was “in fine fettle” after the trip, but was looking forward to some rest after her journey.

Queen’s Nursing Institute chief executive Crystal Oldman said: “We are in awe of Anne and John’s accomplishment and deeply grateful for the great effort this took.

“We look forward to using these funds for our vital campaign, ‘Right Nurse, Right Skills’ which will help ensure that good quality nursing is available to all patients when they need it,” she added.

Land’s End in Cornwall is the extreme south west point of Great Britain and John o’ Groats in Caithness is traditionally acknowledged as the extreme north east point of mainland Scotland.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.