On Saturday 7th August, Stephen rode the entire 87 mile of the Ridgeway, west to east, in 9 ½ hours. Starting at 8am and finishing at 5.30pm.
He told us “My sister had an ectopic pregnancy in 2007, resulting in emergency life-saving surgery and consequential Post Traumatic Stress. She credits The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust as providing a service which became an integral part of her emotional recovery. Women from all around the world contact this charity in their time of crisis.” It was for this reason, he decided to spend 8hrs 8 mins on the bike riding at 10.8 miles an hour.
“I rode solo,” he said “with my team, Dad and Sister, as road support and to take photos and provide food. Fortunately the wind was behind me. Unfortunately, it did shower a few times in the afternoon (Wallingford to Wendover) which made things a little bit challenging in places.
I did have fun (honest) completing this challenge, made it in one piece, and amazingly (considering the amount of flints on the trail) no punctures!
Thank you to all that sponsored me. You all have helped raise over £850 for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust so far.”
Amazingly Stephen is still collecting and counting and is hoping to reach his target of £1000. If you’d like to sponsor Stephen, It’s not too late. Visit his Virgin Money Giving Page to sponsor him online.