Saturday Jun 11, 2022


Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

On the 11th June 2022 an RAF Veteran Dominic O’Sullivan will set off on a 12 day solo ride to cover a mammoth 2280 miles around the UK, in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity that supports bereaved British Forces children and the OppO Foundation. 

Having served for 15 years as a Physical Training Instructor, O’Sullivan, who only took up cycling in 2017 after ending his rugby career at the age of 50, was due to enter the Race Across Europe before Covid hit, but as with so many events have, for the 3rd time been cancelled, forcing O’Sullivan to find a ‘crazy’ challenge that would act as a suitable replacement. With so much uncertainty due to Covid restrictions, he has set his sights on a UK based challenge, by no means easier with the weather and road surfaces creating a different challenge to the slick European roads and milder climate!


Dominic O'Sullivan will be supported by a team of Veterans and Geraint Rowland, a colleague from the lead sponsors JobOppO, the Veteran Employment Community. 

In selecting Veterans for the support crew, Dominic said “There is an inherent trust between Veterans and their ability to get the job done, whatever it takes, is without question why I feel confident that they are with me on this challenge. I implicitly trust them to work as a team and help me achieve this goal, as well as display all the skills and traits that make Veterans a great asset for any Employer”.

“I am grateful for the support of the numerous sponsors, who have allowed me to plan the challenge - three times - and leave no stone unturned in preparation. It really is a team effort”.

Meet the Team


The Challenge 

Setting off from Scotty's HQ in Kings Lynn for over 2200 miles, Dom will climb over 104000 feet through England, Scotland and Wales. Double the distance of a Lands End to John O Groats Ride in 12 days!

Riding through the iconic North Coast 500, through the Lakes, The Dales, The Borders, The Cotswolds, the Mendips as well as the East Coast, as well as call in on some significant locations, including Military bases where Dom served, bases where the parents of Scotty's children served, as well as rugby clubs Dom havs associations with.



Day 1 - Kings Lynn to Catterick

Day 2 Catterick - Livingston

Day 3 Livingston - Inverness

Day 4 Inverness to Ardmair

Day 5 Ardmair to John O Groats

Day 6 JOG to Fort William

Day 7 Fort William to Gretna Green

Day 8 Gretna Green to RAF Cosford

Day 9 RAF Cosford to Weston Super Mare RFC

Day 10 Weston Super mare to Salisbury RFC

Day 11 Salisbury RFC to RAF Honington

Day 12 RAF Honington to Kings Lynn Scotty's HQ

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