Leg 38 – 17th August was sponsored by:
Today is sponsored by Goodwin Smith Shoes courtesy of our Running4CF members Steve and Claire Smith whose business Hollands Country Clothing is based in Bacup Goodwin Smith all began — as many great things do — outside a pub less than a mile down the road from where their HQ is today. Two rival shoemakers stood face-to-face arguing about which one of them could make the better shoe – Ernie Goodwin or Walter Smith. The brand’s logo is a stag’s head, as the stag is a symbol of the Rossendale Valley. With product names like Newchurch Brown and Hargreaves Black, inspired by the local area, Goodwin Smith is a heritage brand that harks back to the truly British tradition of quality shoemaking.
Leg 37 – 16th August was sponsored by:
Established for over 50 years, Wilkinson Coach-builders is a Lancashire-based family business specialising in bodywork to suit all requirements. They pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail and quality workmanship backed up with an after sales service which is second to none. Their commercial bodybuilding service includes box vans, luton vans, drop-sides, curtain siders, platforms, tippers, refrigerated bodies and mini-bus conversions. As well as building to customers specification, they coach-paint single pack, two pack acrylic and metallic finishes. They also adapt, repair and service existing commercial vehicles - refurbishment, sandblasting, repairs and repaints are an important part of their bodywork service. They fit, service annually and weight test new and used Ratcliff, DEL and Anteo Tail-lifts. Electrical requirements can be met with up to date technical advice. All livery and sign-writing specifications can be undertaken in-house from traditional hand-painted designs to fully computer generated vinyl decals. Services include caravan transporters, curtain siders, alloy box vans, GRP box vans, luton vans, platforms, dropsides, beavertails, milk floats, de-mounts, fall arrest systems and they also specialise in repair and refurbishments including horsebox repainting, skip loader repaints, tractor unit and concrete mixer paints, de-mounts and fall arrest systems. Whatever your coach-building or bodywork requirements, you can be sure that Wilkinson Coach-builders will always provide a reliable, high quality service and value for money.
Leg 36 – 15th August was sponsored by:
The Stonyhurst Spinners’! - some of the people helping to get Steve fit and ready for his challenge. Keeping fit, healthy and maintaining motivation is always a challenge, but with a variety of fitness classes on offer throughout the week, you are sure to find the perfect way to keep active there. From low impact classes like yoga or pilates to high impact spinning; whatever your fitness goals, they have a range of classes suitable for everyone. All classes take place in a fully equipped, air-conditioned fitness studio with mood lighting and motivating sound system.
Leg 35 – 14th August was sponsored by:
Dave and Jane who own Lakes Lodges are very good friends of the LEJOG challenge and have donated an amazing prize of a week in one of their 5* lodges to be auctioned at The LEJOG celebration party on October 12th - we are so incredibly grateful to them. I know they were perhaps going to try and join Steve for one of the Legs in the Lake District - if they manage to do that we'll hopefully get some pics!Lakes Lodges offer you the finest 5 star self-catering accommodation in the heart of the English Lake District. Located in the delightful Lakeland village of Hawkshead, their contemporary lodges will exceed the expectations of the most discerning guest.
Leg 34 – 13th August was sponsored by:
Northern Jacks are are a UK company, located in Accrington at Station Works Market St, Church, BB5 0DP and are wholesalers of hydraulic equipment. Andrew Payne of Northern Jacks is a Running4CF member - and, as ever, we are very grateful for the sponsorship and support of Steve's LEJOG challenge.
Leg 31 – 11th August was sponsored by:
Around 140 of us will be completing either 50 or 25 k - it's going to be brilliant and we're so grateful to everyone for their support. We are especially grateful to Mason's Campsite in Appletreewick who have supported the Leg 31 event tomorrow and some of our entrants are camping there tonight! www.masonscampsite.co.uk Masons is run by a small team who all love camping and work hard to ensure you have the best holiday you can! Their dog-friendly riverside site is situated in the village of Appletreewick on the banks of the River Wharfe, and is open from the 1st of April or Easter, whichever comes first. They offer pitches for you to bring your own unit, or you can turn up to your very own glamping safari tent or yurt. Massive thanks to them once again - and a massive thanks also to The Mountain Rescue Team for marshalling and supporting the event, to Mountain Fuel Sports Nutrition for supplying energy fuel drinks , to TriCAD Solutions Ltd for their invaluable help with maps and The Fell Bike & Triathlon Superstore for the Bib numbers - as ever, none of this would be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters.
Leg 33 – 9th August was sponsored by:
Leg 33 Sedburgh to Steveley is very kindly sponsored by Prima Capital Ltd. Based in Blackburn, Prima Capital are investors in good businesses with the potential to become even more successful, and are currently looking for acquisitions to further strengthen their portfolio....Prima are located at Veritas House, Sett End Road North, Blackburn, England, BB12PT..... Thanks so much to them for their sponsorship today - we wouldn't be where we are with our fundraising for this epic challenge if it wasn't for the generosity of companies and people like them. A rest day tomorrow for Steve before Leg 31 where he gets to join over 130 of us who can't wait to join in - putting one foot in front of the other raising awareness and funds for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust...good times!
Leg 32 – 8th August was sponsored by:
The Dog Inn is Whalley's traditional village inn, offering both excellent hospitality and a unique - and often eccentric - community atmosphere. Until the late 19th century the premises had its own farm attached. Its original name was The Spotted Dog and a Dalmatian still features on the sign. It is a sturdy corner-site building adjoining the churchyard, built of local stone, with tall, white painted chimneys and white painted door and window surrounds. Since 1992, the pub has been run by Rev. Canon Norman Atty and his wife Christine and has become renowned for its warm welcome, delicious food and superb range of cask beers. The menu features home-made food - daily or weekly specials, soups, puddings and free range omelettes. Local produce is always used when possible. Many regulars speak of The Dog Inn as a "gluepot" and, certainly, it is often easier to arrive in it than to leave it!
Leg 30 – 7th August was sponsored by:
The company principally design & manufacture detail tooling, jigs and fixtures for the aerospace industry. They design & manufacture tooling for both sheet metal and composite airframers and engine manufacturers. Established for over 40 years and now in its second generation of family ownership, they are dedicated to growing the company and maintaining its independence. G Parker Aero Tooling has been closely involved in designing & manufacturing tooling for many of the world's most prestigious aircraft programmes, including all Airbus platforms, and notably the Eclipse and Honda VLJ programmes. Based in Accrington, Lancashire, the company's' team of highly skilled engineers and designers offer a vast wealth of aerospace tooling knowledge to its clients. They have the capacity, capability and experience to project manage a complete tooling solution for their clients manufacturing processes.
Leg 29 – 6th August was sponsored by:
A business established in Burnley over 100 years ago and operating in the Town ever since, the name of Sutcliffe Tools is synonymous with the very best in service and expert knowledge for generations of professionals and individual craftsmen alike.The team at The Sutcliffe Tool Company continue to take great pride and satisfaction in offering the highest quality of service, stock and expert advice in the best price supply of hand and power tools, ironmongery and hardware, safety and workwear.
Leg 28 – 5th August was sponsored by:
Bashall Barn has developed a reputation as a centre for excellence in the Ribble Valley for the food it makes and sells. Famous for its home made cakes, meals and ice cream.Bashall is one of those must see places, sitting in the heart of the Ribble Valley, surrounded by lush green fields, this is the heart of artisan food production. Housing a 100 seater restaurant and a 40 seater tea room and ice cream parlour, as well as several artisan food producers that can be seen brewing, baking, cooking and ice cream making – this is where food is made. Just a lovely Ribble Valley haven and place to browse the fabulous farm shop, have a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner and the most perfect wedding venue.
Leg 27 – 4th August was sponsored by:
I Cycle www.icycleltd.com who have very kindly supported us with the bike that Malcom has been using to enable him to ride between locations and move Steve’s camper van. It’s been invaluable, especially between legs and for recceing routes and searching out campsites and shops; Malcolm says it’s been 100% reliable and great for the hills and challenging roads of Cornwall, Devon and now the peaks .As their name, 'I Cycle Electric' suggests, they are 100% about Electric Bikes.After recognising a growing desire and need for electric bikes, they launched their e-bike shop at Huntleys, Preston.Their dedication to understanding and discovering the best electric bikes on the market means that customers benefit from enthusiastic and expert advice. Pay them a visit - you won’t be disappointed and Malcolm can’t speak highly enough of the service and support they have given.
Leg 26 – 2nd August was sponsored by:
The cafe bar has become a hub in the centre of Whalley where you can meet from 9am for coffee or maybe one of your favourite breakfasts…. Whatever the reason… they will be glad to see you! The team are all trained baristas delivering fabulous coffee from our local roaster.Benedicts is actually part of Maureen Cooksons and started life as an area for customers to find time after shopping for their new wardrobe needs.With hampers and gift vouchers… homemade sloe and damson gin and our daily fresh breads…. they really are a one stop shop!
Leg 25 – 1st August was sponsored by:
Flex Yoga strives to bring the beautiful practice of yoga to all in the Manchester area. Flex Yoga founder, Alexis Fletcher, will guide you through a gorgeous flow, inspired by her many years of practicing yoga, 300-hour teacher training in London & Ibiza, and most recently Chakra training in India. You can expect a relaxed and fun approach, getting you fir out whilst still focusing on the meditative aspects of yoga.
Leg 24 – 31st July was sponsored by:
Their business philosophy is simple – not to be the biggest but to be the regions premier accountancy practice and to add value by working proactively with their range of client businesses throughout East and North Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Craven and the Lune valley through regional offices.
Leg 23 – 30th July was sponsored by:
St Mary’s Edge Catholic Youth Group in Langho run by 2 of our Running4cf members Stephen and Rebecca Burton. I had the pleasure of going along and speaking to some of the young people in this group in June and they were so interested in what CF is and had lots of questions. Stephen sent us this message...“We want to send a message of support from the Catholic Parishes Edge group. We really enjoyed meeting Gail and were inspired to help you to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. We donate £100 to sponsor this leg of your journey and wish you every success.”
Leg 22 – 29th July was sponsored by:
Courtesy of Justin Birtwistle one of our Running4CF members. Lomax Couplers is a manufacturer of high quality machined parts and components for the most demanding industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Process Engineering and Aerospace.
Leg 21 – 28th July was sponsored by:
Judith and Kate Goodway - friends of Steve's ...many thanks to them - we still have a couple of legs left if anyone wants to sponsor the final ones ...just get in touch and we'll put you down - £100 ....all sponsors will be published at the celebration party on October 12th too!
Leg 20 – 25th July was sponsored by:
Junair Spraybooths are the leading manufacturer of spray booth and paint finishing equipment to the Automotive, Commercial, Industrial and Aerospace markets. Producing innovative energy efficient solutions to help UK companies maximise their productivity, Junair Spraybooths provide a wide range of equipment, accessories and spraybooth technology to deliver tailored solutions to suit individual business processes, services and product offerings
Leg 19 – 24th July was sponsored by:
Queensgate Dental Practice provide a wide range of services to keep teeth healthy in the long term. All team members are dedicated to providing the highest quality care.Their years of experience allows them to provide a wide range of treatments, from fillings to full smile makeovers.
Leg 18 – 23rd July was sponsored by:
Using Leica surveying instruments and experienced caring staff TriCAD aims to supply the right information for your project. Whether it is a large scale Industrial site or a domestic dwelling TriCAD can tailor a survey solution to your needs.. TriCAD Solutions Ltd is a group of nice folk who enjoy their job. We try to our best on every project and our relationship with our clients is key. We value all clients as if they were friends and aim to be considerred part of any clients structure not just a third party contractor.
Leg 17 – 21st July was sponsored by:
Garry Wilkinson established GW Fitness & Rehab in 2010. An all round Athlete and one of the few to represent his County at all 3 disciplines on the Road, Fell and Cross Country. After qualifying as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist he set up GW Fitness & Rehab, treating Sports Injuries and offering Rehabilitation and Training Advice together with Maintenance and Prevention Sports Massage
Leg 16 – 20th July was sponsored by:
As one of the leading firms in the North West, Farleys Solicitors LLP is recognised both regionally and nationally for their dedication to the outstanding provision of legal services – they pride themselves on combining legal expertise with a down to earth approach, resulting in cost effective solutions to virtually any legal issue
Leg 15 – 19th July was sponsored by:
St Augustine’s School Billington. In June one of our Running4cf group Stephen Burton, who teaches there, organised a wear yellow and sponsored run day and raised in excess of £800 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust to support the LEJOG challenge ....massive thanks to Stephen and all at the school - an amazing amount and we are incredibly grateful. St Augustine's have now raised £1540.29 and would like to thank you for inspiring us to get involved and show our support. Keep up the good work and good luck on your epic journey!!!
Leg 14 – 18th July was sponsored by:
Holy Souls Primary School in Blackburn where our Running4CF friend Danielle Ellison is Headmistress and along with the whole school has been a huge supporter of Steve’s challenge. On 22nd June Steve and Garry plus a team of staff and volunteers walked 60 Year 10 and 11 children up to the Big End of Pendle on a sponsored walk whilst the younger age group did events at the school - they raised an enormous £2600 ...amazing and we are all incredibly grateful.
Leg 13 – 17th July was sponsored by:
St Michael and St Johns Catholic Primary School Clitheroe who recently held a fundraiser for LEJOG organised by Garry’s wife Kathryn Wilkinson ....
Leg 12 – 16th July was sponsored by:
Our sponsor of the day is St Joseph's RC Primary School Hurst Green and this message is from Linda Geldard who teaches at the school, and is a big part of Running4CF, will hopefully spur you both on...."The staff, children and families of St Josephs wish you luck every step of the way. We're tired as we start our last week of term but know that we've got time to rest while you continue to walk all the way through the school holidays and then for the first 2 weeks of the new term. We'll be thinking of you - you're a CF hero".....you really are - good luck Steve ...stay strong.
Leg 11 – 14th July was sponsored by:
Grays of Blackburn has sponsored this part of Steve's journey. Grays have been providing superior quality schoolwear since 1920. Today, they provide school uniform to over 60 schools within Blackburn, Clitheroe and the surrounding areas. They give a personal service for quality clothing and along with school uniforms they stock Gabicci Menswear and Gloverall Duffle....as ever sending all our thanks to them.
Leg 10 – 13th July was sponsored by:
Todays Leg is sponsored by Cast Properties owned by Candice and Steve Heys who have already sponsored a Leg via their PhysioRoom company, - very kind and so very much appreciated - thank you.
Leg 9 – 11th July was sponsored by:
An independent driver agency and logistics recruitment services business operating exclusively in the UK logistics sector, providing specialist nationwide driver agency and warehouse staff recruitment services from our offices in Lancashire....thank you for supporting Stephen Taylor in his epic challenge and helping all those with Cystic Fibrosis - we really appreciate it.
Leg 8 – 10th July was sponsored by:
The fabulous Edisford Bridge Pub in Clitheroe - a really traditional country pub serving fresh homemade food & cask ales 7 days a week. Close to the banks of the River Ribble in the heart of the Ribble Valley....just lovely - especially in this fabulous weather ....many thanks to them
Leg 7 – 9th July was sponsored by:
Amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland this picturesque country inn sits at the heart of the tiny village of Bashall Eaves. It offers a luxury B&B experience and a fabulous restaurant. With an elegantly rural interior, The Red Pump Inn has been restored to its former glory and had new life and character injected by the bucket load. Stone flag floors, oak beams, crackling open fires and 8 boutique bedrooms complete with French antique beds, fluffy slipper comfort mattresses and powerful wet room showers. Recommended in Alastair Sawday's Secret Places and the Good Pub Guide, it’s the perfect place for a night away in the heart of the Lancashire countryside.......thanks to them for their support - raising money to help Steve fight Cystic Fibrosis.
Leg 6 – 7th July was sponsored by:
Today's sponsor for Leg 6 is our very own community radio station Ribble FM....they have been brilliantly supportive of LEJOG and Kath the radio manager sent this message for Steve ...."The team at Ribble FM wish you all the best for this leg and the rest of this fantastic challenge."....
Leg 5 – 6th July was sponsored by:
Very kindly sponsored by Candice and Steve Heys of The Physio Room whom we are really grateful to (and especially Steve, who is using their blister kit right now!) They provide a wide range of news, guides and advice related to injuries in sport, and an extensive range of injury products, physiotherapy supplies and rehabilitation equipment.
Leg 4 – 5th July was sponsored by:
Today's sponsor is Spexnation, online designer frame provider - designer frames to suit you. A massive thanks to them
Leg 3 – 3rd July was sponsored by:
Service Metals are a large independent stockist of aluminium and sheet metal ...we are incredibly grateful for your support.
Leg 2 – 2nd July was sponsored by:
The Billington and Whalley Brass Band Club are a big supporter of the Running4CF group along with now Walking4Cf and we are incredibly grateful for the support they give.