In June 2011 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Getting back on my bike has been one of the best things to come out of this, not least because I went into the operation that November the fittest I had been in probably 20 years! I wanted to do something to help others and make sure that they are as lucky as I have been so I set myself a challenge whilst also fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition – cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. So from January to July I rode about 500 miles per month, then topped it off with 1,500 miles in August!
My experience also inspired me to create a new, free-to-use fundraising platform aimed at anyone and everyone who wants make the things they do in life just that bit more valuable, A Penny Per Mile. I tested the concept on my 2013 ride, in the process reaching the £5,000 target.
Find out more at www.apennypermile.com.
I've kept this page open for any top-up donations, and when someone offers me money I route them here to make a donation instead.