Patrick Cantellow BHF Ride

Those who know me will know that I like to jump on my MTB (mainly in Summer) and rack up the, not so many, miles.

Back in August 2018, I did a 38 miler in aid of the British Heart Foundation (image above) – I did it in my target of 6 hours. Being home to plenty of climbs, it was a great test of my physical endurance.

Since then, I’ve been eager to do another MTB event.

So I’ve signed up for the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride, for those that are wondering, that is a cool 75 miles. Despite the extra length, I’m still planning on doing it in 6 hours – purely because the course is more flat, and I’ll only stop to eat two packets of Chedders, as opposed to eight.

To keep me going whilst on the saddle for 75 miles, I’m attempting to raise £1000 for the British Heart Foundation – whilst I don’t expect to get anywhere near this, it’s always good to aim high, right?

Donating £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist.

Donating £50 could buy vital equipment for the lab, such as test tubes, glassware and pipettes.

Heart and circulatory diseases can strike anyone of any age; granddads, babies, mums, brothers and sisters. It turns lives upside down and takes away people we love without warning. By me taking part in this event, and you donating your hard earned pennies means we’re joining together to keep hearts pumping and blood flowing.

If you’re reading this and thinking, “I want to join in”, then drop me a message and we could start-off together!

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