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I retired from the Police Service in April 2009 after taking up cycling as a recreational hobby in 2008. A friend had cycled across the USA prior to that and I was so enthused by his blog that I wanted to do the same. I thought that if I could succeed in this, it would be a fantastic retirement adventure and also a great personal achievement. The goal is 3629 miles over 50 days between 21st June and 9th August
Having decided to go ahead, I thought it would also be a great opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. Many members of my immediate family have had cancer so I have personally experienced the tremendous support a hospice gives at what is a very diffiult time in people's lives. St Oswalds is local to me and has a wonderful reputation so I can think of no more deserving cause.
May I point out that every penny you give will go to St Oswalds as I am funding this trip entirely by myself. I am not being subsidised in any way, shape or form by St Oswalds.
I have begun a blog which I intend to update weekly with my training schedule and on a daily basis during the trip which you can find at,http://pacifictoatlanticbypedalpower.blogspot.com/
Any donation, however small, will be much appreciated