Vision Africa is only able to Give a Child a Future through the amazing and generous support we receive from our friends and donors around the world! We literally could not do it without you! Today we want to highlight the efforts of a long-term supporter, Graham Myers, as he takes on a big adventure with Vision Africa at it’s heart.
In his own words; “Starting around the 10th/11th May I will be attempting a classic cycle challenge – Lands End to John O’Groats (known as LEJOG or the ‘End to End’), a challenge that has been in the back of my mind for a long time. After completing a 50km (31 miles) Charity ride in the New Forest last September I realized that if I could manage a daily average of about 50% more than this, with luggage and overcoming LOTS of hills, it should be feasible.
So, since last December I have been out on training rides on the New Forest and Purbeck roads, looking for hills (which I normally avoid) and increasing my daily mileage up to about 50-60 miles, so I’m now reasonably confident that it’s achievable. I’m 72, so I can’t put it off!
Many cyclists do the LEJOG in 10-14 days in lycra on fast road bikes as part of an escorted group with support vehicle, luggage carried and meals plus accommodation arranged. I’m cycling unsupported on a normal hybrid bike with all my stuff in panniers and will arrange B&Bs as I go, so on good days or bad days I can decide how far I want to cycle. Total distance for the route I have provisionally planned, which avoids busy roads, is just under 1,100 miles. It will probably take about four weeks.”
Graham is covering all the costs of the challenge on his own so every single penny donated will go towards the work of Vision Africa. We are really excited that Graham is taking on this challenge and we want to wish him all the best! Please consider supporting him here and follow his adventure here!