Congratulations to our CEO, David Houston, who has successfully cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and raised over £4000 for Brian House.
David, along with a number of other cyclists, spent nine grueling days completing the challenge, which in total covered 980 miles.
Along the way David passed through beautiful landscapes, including Cheddar Gorge, and even visited his home country of Scotland.
“It was an emotional moment to step back on my homeland after 24 years absence. I took the opportunity to pick up some soil in the mold of The Long Lost Adventurer who finally returns home.”
It wasn’t all smooth cycling though. David came up against a number of obstacles that no amount of training could’ve prepared him for. As well as relentless wet weather and wind speeds of up to 45mph, David suffered with a knee injury and increasing aches and pains from long periods of cycling. Day 8 proved particularly difficult, when the team climbed one of the UK’s hardest climbs, ‘The Lecht’. David said: “That was brutal. The toughest day of cycling I have EVER had.”
Despite the difficulties, David persevered and covered all 980 miles of the route- motivated by the knowledge that he was helping to raise vital funds for the only children’s hospice on the Fylde Coast. He was also spurred on by his fellow team mates and the daily well-wishes from supporters at home.
Thank you to everyone who sent messages to David and/or donated to his fantastic cause.
There’s still time to make a well-deserved donation, if you would like to do so. Just click here.
You can also read David’s daily diary on the Brian House Facebook page.