John's Fundraising Adventures
John is listed in The World Records Book as having completed the most number of journeys from John O'Groats (Scotland’s most north easterly point) to Lands End (England’s most south westerly point), covering this 900 miles (1,440 km) route on 21 occasions to date.
Records are there to be broken……….
Whether in sports, or in life, we all know that reaching the pinnacle of success is by no means an easy feat. It requires years of commitment and sacrifice. It takes a lot of courage, character and discipline. In 2004/2005 Helen and John inspired more than 65,000 Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong to break world records as well as national records. This resulted in the Taylor’s founding and publishing the first ever Singapore Book of Records book.
More adventures are planned in the future, raising the bar of human excellence to new heights.
John's fundraising adventures include walks, runs and cycles
1979 Europe Walk 3000
Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Grace Bennett, met with John Taylor and Allan Curtis, to wish them well on their walk in aid of the mentally handicapped children in Hampshire and give them a letter to deliver to the Mayor of Meudon in Paris.[read more]
1980 Land's End Walk
On the train journey up to Scotland’s far north easterly region, ‘John O’Groats’. Farnborough’s two toughest trekkers, observed the rugged snow covered terrain of some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery. The never ending train trip to Aberdeen...[read more]
1981 70 Mile — Isle of Wight
Charity Wheel Chair Push - Allan Curtis and John Taylor, decided to help Isle of Wight 17 year old paraplegic, Karina Gregory, circumnavigate the 70 mile coastal road route of the Isle of Wight. Karina, who physically has no stomach will be pushed in her wheelchair.[read more]
1994 Top to Bottom Run
78 year old Ernie Warwick, with Alex Elliott, Gary Bond, Mark Walsh, Peter Harris, Mike Jones, Graham Macdonald and John Taylor, all from the Birmingham area, were invited to participate in a relay run from John O’Groats in Scotland to Lands End, in the South West of England.[read more]
1989 900 Mile Charity Ride
August 1989, 4 middle aged businessmen from ‘ The Gentleman’s Dangerous Dining Club Association, ‘ were advised that money collected for The National Society Protection of Cruelty to Children had reached upward of 70,000.00 pounds sterling. The money had been donated...[read more]