I’m cycling 930 miles to fight lung disease!

Dan is taking on an epic challenge this September in memory of his father in law. He will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the BLF and our work supporting those with lung disease. It’s his biggest cycling challenge yet!

I always need a challenge and target, I have run marathons, completed triathlons and multi day bike rides but this next challenge is on a different level. I wanted something that would raise a larger sum of money for this charity. I’m aiming for something that will step up my cycling and want to raise money to make a difference for those with a lung condition.

My cycling challenge

I am 45 and have put on some weight over the years. I used to be a keen runner, but due to injury I have been unable to run for a while now. So instead I decided to give cycling a go. I’ve now completed two long distance rides with my colleagues, we cycled from London to Paris and London Waterloo to Waterloo, Belgium. And now I’ve decided to take on a new challenge!

This September a team of 6 of us will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats! It is 930 miles of cycling, will include over 60 hours in the saddle and 54,000 feet of climbing. It is definitely going to be a challenge! We had hoped to ride in June but due to lockdown were unable to. This means that we missed the decent weather and will potentially (especially in Scotland) have colder, wetter, windier conditions to deal with. Adding to the difficulty.

Why I’m supporting the BLF

I chose to cycle for the BLF in memory of my father in law. A couple of years ago we lost him very suddenly to lung cancer. It had a massive impact on my family and so I wanted to do something in his memory and to support this charity that does such fantastic work for people with lung conditions.

It would be a huge achievement for me being able to complete such an epic challenge. And has the added bonus of helping me get fitter and lose weight! I hope the weather is on our side and that we are able to raise as much money as possible for the BLF and those it supports.

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9 September 2020