My name is Graham Brain and welcome to my GB Extreme Tour website. I have
successfully completed my GB Extreme Tour on time and to schedule and
currently (17/7/2013) the sponsorship total stands at £9,507.96 (inc. gift
aid) for Brake the road safety charity and the JustGiving
page is now closed.
The tour was at least 1,500 miles (I got lost a few time and
had to double back) cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End on May 20,
2013 calling at 10 extreme geographical points along the way and I cycled on
average 50 miles every day over 30 days in aid of Brake, the road safety
During the trip I
visited locations such as Dunnet Head, the most northerly point in the UK;
Whalley, the most central point; Holme Fen, the lowest point; Lowestoft Head,
the most Easterly and even took in a trek up Ben Nevis, the highest point in
I have spent 24 years working in Serco’s traffic
enforcement market and has decided that I wanted to make my own personal
contribution to road safety.
Every day five
people die and seventy suffer life changing injuries in collisions on
Great Britain’s roads and I hope that this challenge will not only raise
money but has also raised awareness about the importance of road safety. When
you consider the shocking number of people that are killed and injured on our
roads, we need to do as much as we can to reduce casualties. I hope that my
challenge has helped to raise the profile of road safety and the excellent
work carried out by Brake. It was tough, but this important cause, the
goodwill messages and the tremendous sponsorship helped to get me through.
A big thank you to Gatsometer for very generously providing the bikes for
the tour and to Serco for
their support for the tour. I must give special mention the publicity and
backup team from Road
Safety Support Ltd provided me with the best support anyone could ask for
and I would like to thank the company and the individuals for their
commitment and support throughout the tour.
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Brake is an independent road safety charity which exists
to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads and to provide support for
families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes and it relies on
donations from individuals like Graham, companies, and charitable grants.
senior development officer at Brake, said:
“Brake is incredibly grateful to Graham for undertaking
such a huge challenge to raise awareness about the vital importance of road
safety and to fundraise for Brake.
efforts will help us continue spreading life-saving road safety messages and
supporting families who have suffered the devastating consequences of road
crashes. We would urge anyone inspired by Graham’s challenge – whether
companies or individual volunteers – to join him where they can on his route,
sponsor him, or do their own fundraising cycle ride for Brake.
“We can’t thank
Graham enough for his fantastic commitment to promoting road safety and wish him
all the best on his challenge.”