Twenty-five years after running twenty-six miles, half of the original team are bravely cycling all or part of the 1,050 mile route in support of LandAid, Dementia UK & other nominated charities.

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The year was 1987. Twenty-six magnificent young men and women from the property industry got together and agreed that it would be a good idea to run the London Marathon the following year. It was a great idea as, in doing so, the group collectively raised an astonishing half a million pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Twenty six miles is certainly not to be sniffed at. The London Marathon was only run for the first time seven years before and, at the time, relatively few people had completed the monumental distance run. Now the marathon is in its 33rd year, and has been finished by over a million people. It was time to look for a longer, harder challenge and a different discipline altogether. With half of the 1988 marathon team reunited and on their bikes, most of them plan to travel along with some of the new brave souls, over 1000 miles from one end of the country to the other…

Marathon Team of 1988