After weeks of training rides and hours spent preparing for his trip, Chris will be setting off on his bike ride from Lands End to John O Groats this Sunday, with an aim to complete the ride in just ten days. For the past month and a half, Chris has been preparing for the ride by cycling 160 miles a week, buying kit, planning his route and fundraising for the charity Raleigh. With his training complete, kit brought, route planned and fundraising target due to be smashed with the help of fund matching from his employer, Bupa International, Chris is ready and raring to go. Chris commented, “I feel confident and can’t wait to start the ride ... I’m prepared for all conditions, but hope the weather is good and the snow in Scotland has melted by the time I get there!”
You can find out more about Chris’s preparations and follow his progress on the ride by visiting his blog at http://endtoender.blog.co.uk/ . Chris will be updating his blog with pictures and a day-to-day account of his ride.
All the money that Chris has raised for his bike ride is going to the charity Raleigh, who help young people, including those disadvantaged and ‘at risk’, to work on worthwhile environmental and community projects that achieve sustainable outcomes. Chris will be travelling to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Raleigh in July this summer to work on these challenging projects that are positively benefiting local communities. Previous projects the charity have successfully completed have included constructing schools, sourcing water supplies to villages and restoring natural habitats for wildlife.