Along with eight friends, seven other cyclists and a driver, Richard Bousfield cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats in nine days. Between Friday 6th June and Saturday 14th June, they covered an impressive 930 miles. You can view photos from their intrepid journey here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125464439@N02/
Richard raised over £1800 for us taking on this challenge. His inspiration was a close friend of his who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.
Before taking on this challenge, this is what Richard said: “Back in September 2013 I foolishly agreed to embark on a massive challenge courtesy of my friend Andy Taylor and his mid life crisis. With a beer in my hand (not the first of the night-nor last) I said I would be up for cycling from one end of the country to the other.
“After buying a bike and all the associated paraphernalia including the surprisingly comfortabe if not a little obscene lycra. Training is tough but going well.
“Once I agreed to take up the challenge then I knew I wanted to raise money for a good cause. Last year a neighbour of mine was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and her spirit and strength is a great inspiration to me. She is a fantastic person and we are all hoping that there is a positive outcome. Sadly though survival rates from this disease are low, standing at just 3%.”