Matt Fretwell

Matt's 1000 Mile Ride

Fundraising for Mind
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I'm attempting to ride my bicycle 1000 miles in 10 days for the charity Mind. 

On the 7th of July, I will set off from Milton Keynes and will aim to ride 100 miles a day all around the country. 

After the first corona virus lock down restrictions had eased last year, my family and I started riding our bikes more and more. The more we rode, the more I wanted to just ride the bike, It became a bit of an addiction. I loved the thrilling speed of downhill sections and the competitiveness between other cyclists and myself. (I'm sure many of my friends will tell you how overly competitive I am :') )

I also wanted to do something for charity. I felt, as I was in my final year at university at the time, that I had spent a lot of time thinking about myself, and how to improve my position at the time, which is only a natural response in the high stress situation that many students including myself find themselves in during the crunch of the final year. I wanted to help others and so i developed a plan to hopefully raise some money to improve the mental health situation here in the UK.

Many people struggle with mental health issues, and during difficult times the availability of support is most critical. Mind provide support for people during their vulnerable times, which is why I decided to fund raise for them.

With my new passion for cycling and my want to raise a bit of money, the plan was made to attempt to ride 1000 miles in 10 days. (And yes, a couple of beers were consumed during this plan’s creation. But it's happening! :') )

Almost a year on now, and after over 2000 miles in training so far, I'm feeling fitter than ever and just about ready to tackle the challenge. If you'd like to keep up with my progress, be sure to find me on Facebook or follow my Instagram account where I'll be uploading my progress to my stories during the ride.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated! :)

So yeah, thanks for reading, I hope you are all well, wish me luck! 

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We’re Mind, the mental health charity, working across England & Wales. We believe no one should face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support & advice, & fight your corner. Thanks for fundraising for national Mind.

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