During the pandemic Nick Look wanted to get active and so started cycling for a couple of hours each day on his exercise bike and before he knew it he had clocked up 200 miles. With this new enthusiasm Nick thought he would set himself a challenge and cycle the distance of 840 miles which is equivalent of travelling from John O’Groats to Lands end and at the same time raise funds for Keynsham Mencap of which he is a member and attends their adults social club ‘Club25’.
Nick aimed to complete his challenge by Easter Sunday and was hoping to raise over £500. Instead his challenge has taken him even further, he reached his destination after 40 days of cycling which was way ahead of schedule and so decided to do the return journey,
Nick started his cycle on 25th January, he started ‘virtually’ at John ‘O’ Groats and arrived at Land’s End on the 5th March, he then decided; as he was ahead of schedule, to make the return journey. Arriving back at John ’O’Groats on 30th March.
Nick cycled a total of 65 days, (every day except Mothers day) an average of 2-3 hours a day which clocked up 138 hours by the end of the challenge which was 1680 miles, he also burned 61,216 calories and lost 1 Stone in weight!
The latest total including gift aid is a massive £5200.00. Well done Nick, not only did you raise an amazing amount of money for us also but you have achieved some awesome personal goals.
Nicks, story was covered by the local press including Keynsham Voice, Emersons Green Voice, The Week In and Bath Chronical. His challenge also caught the attention of the BBC news team and BBC radio Bristol where Nick and his mum Rosemary were interview live for the breakfast show.
Nick can’t wait to get back to club to see his friends and celebrate with them his amazing achievement. The money raised will be put towards some exciting new projects once lockdown is over.
Nick is planning his next challenge, but in the meantime he will continue to keep active and maintain his new level of fitness.
Congratulations Nick we are all so very proud of you!
There is still time to support Nick at http://easydonate.org/NICK