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The Lone Trucker Half Century Challenge

Written by on 27 May 2017

A close friend passed away on 27.02.17.

I would like to dedicate this challenge to my mate

                        Brian Jackson

You can follow me & track my progress on STRAVA

Please note that I have a team page and I would like to keep the both charities as even as possible, please scroll past the donate icons then you will see the two Charities.

My Name is Rik Francis (AKA Disco Rik), I am a HGV driver who turns 50 in March 2017 and have set myself the goal of cycling 2500 miles from the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent cross country to Lands End Cornwall then onto John O’Groats then return back to where I started hugging the eastern coastline as much as possible.
I will be travelling alone pulling a small trailer behind me with the bare essentials such as tent, sleeping bag, minimal rations and phone to minimise weight. I have no support team along the route

I will be away from my wife and daughter and will only be in phone contact with them
My aim is to complete the challenge within the month of May 2017.
I am raising money for two charities the NSPCC and Cancer research and would be grateful if donations were split evenly between each charity. All donations great or small appreciated.

You can sponsor or donate to his Just giving page :

I am being Sponsored by My Employer  Wayne Baber Owner and Director of Ontime Logistics Queenborough in Kent.

Wish me luck and lookout for me on the roads


You can follow Rik’s progress and all his messages of support by looking at his facebook link:



BRFM are hoping to get Rik on air for an interview and let him tell you all his story and how he coped on his travel.