Many thanks for your interest.
I wanted to set myself a new challenge. Something big and for a great cause. This is pretty big for me bearing in mind I have never cycled further than to Lichfield and back during a mad moment!
I didn't know Stephen Sutton personally, but he lived where I do in Burntwood, Staffordshire and my family and I were touched and inspired by him. He showed such courage during his illness and was such a motivating young man. Always the positive voice of the community and when he visited my children's school they were captivated by him. So he touched our hearts.
Therefore when it came to choosing a charity, I chose Teenage Cancer Trust as a nod of respect to Stephen and to do my bit to carry on his legacy. Thumbs up for Stephen!
Many thanks for donating and supporting me. It's going to be a long 295 miles, but I plan to raise as much money and awareness as I can, enjoy every bit of training, pushing and challenging myself and achieving goals...just as Stephen advocated!