Cycling a thousand miles to support The Cathedral Archer Project
Fundraising for Cathedral Archer Project
Ten years ago in 2013 I cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats for charity with a close friend. It was extremely tough, but we said we would try to do it again in 2023, if we were fit enough and could find the right worthy cause. Doesn’t time fly!
As Chair of Primary Care Sheffield (PCS), I am acutely aware of the impact the spiralling household costs have had on the population health and levels of deprivation in our city. With that in mind, the team at PCS have chosen to support ‘The Cathedral Archer Project ’, set up specifically to help the homeless here live better and more fulfilling lives. That provides me with the perfect opportunity to lead by example and use this as a catalyst to raise monies for a truly worthy cause for the people of our city in difficult times.
All I have to do is get fit enough to cover more than 1000 miles (100 ‘hilly’ miles a day) for 10 consecutive days. At 64, and thirty years with Ankylosing Spondylitis and a growing list of aches and pains, training has been a real challenge for my body so far. However, my pain and hardship is nothing compared to sleeping on the streets every night, but hopefully it will give you some further impetus to sponsor me to raise at least a £1000 (£ for every mile I cover).
The challenge is planned to start in Lands End on August 14th and finish in John O’Groats on August 23rd. I aim to be as ready as I can be for August 14th, so please get behind me and donate to ‘The Cathedral Archer Project’. Every £ will help!