James Connor

Tour de LandAid

My Activity Tracking

754
kms

My target 750 kms

I'm taking on the Tour de LandAid 

Between the 26th June and the 18th July, as a part of a team of six I'll be heading out on my bike to take on the daily distance of the Tour de France to raise money for LandAid, the property industry's charity. This means I'll be cycling more than 500km!

Luckily, after my cycles, I will be able to return to a safe and secure place I'm lucky enough to call home. Young people facing homeless don't have that option.

The Covid-19 crisis has had an immense effect on all of us, on our daily lives, our businesses, our sense of security. The impact of the pandemic can be felt even more acutely by young people facing homelessness.

Shelters are facing new unprecedented difficulties, and many young people who don’t have a home are faced with an all too real threat of rough sleeping.

LandAid bring the property industry together to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future.

We need your support more than ever, please donate whatever you can.

My Achievements

Made a donation to your own page

Hit the fundraising target and raised over £50

Raised over £150 - LandAid Legend!

My Updates

Final leg

Sunday 18th Jul
I started at 8:15am with factor 50 on face, arms and legs..glad I did...A memorable day for so many reasons mainly for satisfaction of completing my target distance of 750km and being able to help young people who need a home from the generous donations of so many colleagues and friends who share my desire to help. Having to complete at least 76 miles was a little tough in 31 degrees but made easier with great views, coffee and chat in Rudgwick Milk Churn, ascent of  beautiful Box Hill then via Abinger Hammer for a  bottle of coke then back to Guildford  then Fleet to watch the Tour ...unlucky Cav... next year for that record !!   thanks to you all for  donations, sponsorship and for reading and your support  !!  Best wishes..James 

Harvest time

Friday 16th Jul

Thursday night, Hampshire

Friday 16th Jul
Needing to get more miles  in I rode around countryside lanes and hills by Froyle, Alton and back to Fleet between 7pm and 9pm to bag a decent 51km. A beautiful evening with fields full of barley and oats ready for harvesting...a single field mouse (obviously excited at the full pantry) scurried across the lane in front of me  (honestly !!). I just soaked up the warm summer atmosphere and contemplated nearing the end of my Landaid journey...Country lane verges full of cow parsley and other grasses...nice and quiet on the bike with just birds, fields and sky in sight. Big push on Sunday to get to 750km...thanks all for your wonderful support...J

Hampshire countryside

Friday 9th Jul

Friday evening spin

Friday 9th Jul
Couldn’t help getting some miles in this warm evening after discharging my grass cutting duties and dinner...managed 20mph average through villages including Upton Grey, Cliddesden, Herriard....saw some Deer,  a Hare, Goldfinches, rabbits and heard some Larks (not ascending tonight)...got home safely !!

Evening spin

Thursday 8th Jul
Had a super 2 hour ride last night from Fleet to Reading via country lanes..2 cars passed me !  Saw a partridge ? with 10 baby chicks walking behind  on country lane...Mum gathered them into the hedgerow while I stayed quietly back not to stress them...the short breather was in fact much needed...got back to nerves of football in progress. Well done England....!!

Evening spin near Basingstoke 1 July

Thursday 1st Jul
To the uninitiated this sounds a dreadful prospect but the undulating hills through traditional Hampshire  villages to the north east of Basingstoke is always enjoyable. Loads of gorgeous cottages, super wildlife - small deer, stoat and  a big Hare tonight.  Wobbly back wheel definitely needs some tlc....  all the best, J

Chalk stream at Greywell Hampshire

Wednesday 30th Jun
Wish all our rivers were that clean..,!

Change to mountain Bike 30th June

Wednesday 30th Jun
So after getting soaked last night and to reflect the shorter TT time trial stage  I did an off road ride to Odiham from Fleet along the Basingstoke  canal, about 20km. Lovely weather and tolerant walkers helped ! Heron, Cows loads of Wrens and a jumping fish in a beautiful chalk stream made it a memorable evening. 

Odiham High Street, Hampshire

Wednesday 30th Jun
Beautiful medieval village on a summer evening...

29th June - got soaked !

Tuesday 29th Jun
Couldn’t handle watching England suffer another defeat to Germany so went out on bike into the rain  along the back lanes of north  Hampshire and Berkshire. What wonderful news on my return...well done England !! Well done to Cav too...Saw a Kingfisher en route very special !

Sunday 27th June

Sunday 27th Jun
A gruelling day starting early but passing through  some beautiful Berkshire and Hampshire countryside including South Downs. Wildlife amazing including Buzzards, Kites, Kestrals, Rabbits, Hares and a pair of Yellow Hammers ! Plenty of rest this afternoon!

View of South Downs from Holmbury Hill

Saturday 26th Jun

Day one

Saturday 26th Jun
Great few hours cycling around Surrey Hills with my great mate and colleague Lee Winstone !

Surrey Hills 26th June

Saturday 26th Jun
Great views...

Thank you to my Sponsors

£260

Itd Consultants

Great work James!! From all of us at ITD Consultants :-)

£208

Chamberlain Consulting Llp

Well done James from all the team at Chamberlain Consulting

£52

Joanne Wilkes

Fantastic effort James - keep going!

£52

Peter Whistler

James An amazing effort especially in the recent hot weather well done

£50

James Connor

£50

Gerry Doogan

Well done , James . A great effort for a very worthwhile cause.

£31.20

Emily Codrington

Allez James and team!

£30.16

George Cotton

Great effort James! Keep peddlin'!

£25

Chris Nicoll

Keep the wheels spinning Jimmy.

£20.80

Guy Glover

Great job!

£20.80

Matthew Howard

Great effort Jimmy!

£20.80

Dan Plummer

Is it you causing the traffic jam on the A287?

£20.80

David Lawrie

Well done James - a great cause indeed - keep up the good work

£20.80

Andrzej Szyman

Good luck mate!

£20.80

Giles Wood

Great work James!

£20.80

John Peters

Good luck James Hope it goes well.

£20

Kirstie Nagle

Well done James! Great cause!

£12.48

Lynn Peters

Impressive. You have put your love for cycling into the best possible use. Well done on this feat x

£12.48

Cathy

Great job so far James! Keep it up!

£12.48

Tory

Well done James - that's a brilliant effort for a great cause!

£12.48

Polina Grivkova

Good Luck James!

£12.48

Dan Walsgrove

Go on James!!

£12.48

Elena Horatau

Well done James tackling those miles!!

£12.48

Maggi

Good Luck and well done James

£12.48

Vikki Arkinstall

Well done Jimmy, a great cause. Keep up the good work :)

£12.48

Gail Marx

£12

Natalie Sansom

Good luck James. Natalie

£10.40

Olivia Ashby

Congratulations James!

£10.40

Paula Anscombe

What a great cause. You go James.

£10.40

Francesca Saunders