Peter Sharp, who owns and runs the Fairview Inn in Jackson, MS with his wife Tamar, successfully completed his 1,074 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in the United Kingdom. Peter reached his goal in 14 days as planned and raised more than $18,000 for the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund in honor of his son who lost his battle with leukemia.
After months of planning, training and other preparations, Peter started his ride in Land’s End on Sunday, May 26. He finished his ride on Saturday, June 8 in John O’Groats and then rode 6 miles back to his lodging for the night at the Castle Arms. For a detailed account of his journey, visit his blog where he posted nearly every day during the ride.
In November 2007, just one day after being awarded the prestigious and highest honor in the Boy Scouts Of America, The Eagle Scout Award, Peter and Tamar’s son Simon lost his battle with leukemia. The Sharps founded the Simon Sharp Eagle Fund to honor Simon and benefit the two charities that mean so much to them — Boy Scouts of America – Andrew Jackson Council and the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic
All of the donations from Peter’s cycle ride will be split between the two organizations. The Sharps paid for all costs related to the journey on their own.
The Fairview Inn is a unique and historical 1908 Colonial Revival Mansion in the Bellhaven Historic District of Jackson, MS. After choosing any one of the inn’s eighteen guest rooms, visitors can have lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in the on-site restaurant, get a relaxing and rejuvenating massage in the nomiSpa, and reflect on the day in the private guest lounge. The inn also offers a variety of options for corporate meetings, business retreats, family reunions, weddings and other social gatherings.