Bruce’s long, long ride for charity
6:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
COVERING close to 1,000 miles in only 12 days, Bruce Maidment is set to ride the challenging stretch from John O’Groats to Lands End.
Bruce will set off from the northern tip of the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 7 and aims to raise £2,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Covering 90-plus miles a day unaided is no easy feat, requiring months of training and Bruce, 23, of Wroughton, said: “I cannot underestimate this challenge – I have been getting on the bike every weekend for the past five months cycling in excess of 100 miles each time as well as running and going to the gym during the working week.”
Although Bruce will ride unsupported, the support from those around him will be invaluable.
He added: “People’s generosity is outstanding. So far I have raised a quarter of the target and have received donations of energy bars and biscuits to help sustain my energy through the ride.”
When asked why he chose to embark on the ride in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, Brce said: “This is a physical challenge but it is nothing compared to the challenges that those supported by the charity face. I am doing this challenge with purpose, and knowing that every donation is going to a great cause will give me the strength when it gets tough.”
More than 100 people have already joined the Facebook page to support Bruce with messages of good luck, providing an ideal place for Bruce to let everyone know how he is getting on and to share thanks with those who donate.
Bruce will complete the ride on September 18, just 12 days after setting off almost 1,000 miles away. If you wish to follow his daily progress please visit www.facebook.com/Bruce JOGLE.
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