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Steve Pudney's 65th birthday in June 2016

Land's End to John O'Groats on a 65-year-old bike for Alzheimer's Society because Old age doesn't start until you want it to!

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  • Celebrating the birthday of Steve Pudney, 15 Jun 2014

Alzheimer's Society

We are united to create a world without dementia.

Charity Registration No. 296645

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I was sixty-five inJune 2016. Many people still regard a sixty-fifth birthday as the beginning of old age and incapacity. I wanted to mark this personal event in a way that emphasises the capabilities of older people and also does something to help people who suffer dementia. Dementia is a disability that causes enormous suffering for many older people and their families. It also generates enormous costs of care for the rest of society. We all stand to gain from progress in the treatment and care of dementia.

My aim was to restore a bicycle that is as old as I am, and to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats in just over two weeks – a 65-year-old bloke, riding a 65-year-old bike approximately 65 miles a day. My blog http://oldblokeonanoldbike.com tells the story of the restoration project and the planning and execution of the ride. Although the ride is now complete, this charity appeal remains open. My blog will continue telling the story of further restoration work on old bikes and future fundraising challenges for Alzheimer's Society.

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