Huge congratulations to our Teaching Assistant, Nic Manners, and her son Joe who recently completed the Deliotte Ride Across Britain challenge. Cycling a staggering 980 miles and crossing 27 counties in 9 days, together they raised over £15K in aid of two very important charities, Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
On their gruelling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, Nic and Joe’s days began early at 5am in the dark of the campsite, with sometimes more than 9 hours of cycling ahead of them. During the challenge, they climbed a total of 52,320 feet – the equivalent of summiting Ben Nevis 12 times!
Torrential rain, high winds, exhaustion and aching limbs were a daily challenge.
“The last three days have been tougher than Mum and I had both imagined, both physically and mentally. It has certainly tested our stubborn determination and how our legs have carried us on, we do not know” Joe wrote in his blog.
Their fantastic achievement is an awe inspiring example of the Carrdus Pathway in action; the sparks of imagination that ignited the aspiration to achieve the goal; the confidence needed to believe it was possible; the independence and resilience required to undertake the next mile without giving up and the empathy to give and endure with such passion and selflessness.
Well done, Nic and Joe, we are all very proud of you!