On June 9th I'll be cycling through the Welsh Hills to complete a 300km/185 miles route that will take in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales Valleys, adding up to nearly 4,500m of climbing... That's like cycling from North London to Leeds and going from sea level to nearly the height of Mont Blanc!!! I'm a sucker for punishment but I'll have my trusty wingman Danny with me and we're aiming to do it in around 12hrs.
The charity I'm aiming to raise money for is Circles Network, an organisation that aims to provide friendship, independence and inclusion for people in the community who need it, from kids to the elderly. My partner, Julie, works at the Rugby hub and it's part of a wider programme across the UK to offer valuable help to people who genuinely need inspiration, guidance and community to combat isolation from society. Everyone should be able to live a full and enriched life and for those who lack the independence or ability to do so, Circles enable them to grow and prosper through friendship groups, home visits and organised play and education.
No one wants to feel lonely or devoid of help and it's charities like Circles that can help make a huge difference in a fast-paced and busy society where it's easy for vulnerable people to be forgotten.
If you can spare a few pounds, or can divert your regular charity donation to this great cause just for one month, I'd appreciate it and I'm sure it will go to helping the people who benefit from Circles' help immensely.