Cry for help - driver wanted

Discussion in 'Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)' started by llahmit, 28 Feb 2018.

  1. llahmit

    llahmit New Member

    Have planned a Charity cycle ride from John O'Groats to Land's End but our support driver has pulled out. We are travelling up to J O'G (from Exeter) on 2nd May and will complete the cycle at Lands End 10 days later on 12th May. We will spend 4 nights in hotels and 6 nights camping. We will pay for the driver's accommodation so the only expense would be food and drink. Others cyclists welcome to join us if you can provide a support driver !! Please message me if you're interested. Many thanks Tim
     
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  2. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    How much are you going to pay the person for 10 days of driving? You cant expect them to give up all that holiday for nothing!
    I think it would be more realistic to be self supported, it will be hard to find someone willing to do all that driving for accomodation only!!!. Unless its one of your partners.
     
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  3. Dirk

    Dirk Guru

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Maybe an ideal opportunity for someone retired?
    It's the sort of thing that might appeal to me; I'm sure there must be others.
    Unfortunately I will be away in the caravan at the start of May then doing our Tour de Dorset with friends straight after, so wouldn't be available during those dates.
     
  4. I'd live to do this. But not at those rates of pay.
     
  5. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    You are all tight fisted. 3 years ago , there was the same sort of advert for a 2 week trip to France in July, driver wanted with hotel only paid for. I applied and was accepted. I had the most memorable 2 weeks with excellent company and enjoyed every minute of it. Life isn't about money only, it is also about meeting others, complete strangers in my case, but well worth it.
    So, if you can spare the time, do them a favour, you might enjoy it too.
     
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  6. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    hotels paid through France might well be attractive.
    10 days incl 6 camping in the UK in May paying own living expences- Ummm!
     
  7. If I were in the UK and had the time. I would be happy to do it without pay. It would be a great experience. Whats wrong with some people?
     
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  8. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    Maybe if you mentioned the charity this thing is in aid of, you might soften a heart.
     
  9. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I have done it before when my son was in a team that broke the record for lejog, I would say a great experience for somebody who has not seen much of our great country.
     
  10. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I understand all the above. I used to do the 3 Peaks every year and getting drivers was always difficult. They would also do food and hot drinks. They either loved it or hated it. Most years us lot also shared some of the driving too.

    Personally I hate driving so there’s almost nothing that would attract me. The cycling bit no problem. The social side of it, no problem. I would be happy to do food, nutrition and hydration though. And setting up camp.
     
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  11. AnneW

    AnneW Über Member

    If I had enough holidays I’d love to do it at those rates. I hope you find someone.
     
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  12. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    You said you'd pay for accommodation - what about fuel/wear & tear costs for the vehicle to be used?
     
  13. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'd do it without pay and really enjoy it, but I aint giving up my holidays to do it. If I was retired then I'd jump at the opportunity.
     
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  14. I think if you're asking questions like this, you probably aren't all that interested in volunteering. Look elsewhere for ideas on how to pass the time in early May.
     
  15. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Well-Known Member

    Don't pre-judge - it was a genuine question - given how much fuel costs these days and the amount you'd use doing that trip
     
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