A man who completed a gruelling challenge which saw him cycle 981 miles in nine days has raised nearly £10,000 for Thames Hospice.
Paul Williams, owner of Chalfont St Peter café, The Kitchen Larder, took on a trilogy challenge of four parts; running The London Marathon, swimming Serpentine, cycling across Britain and raising as much money as possible to support the building of the new Thames Hospice.
During his year of fundraising, Paul managed to raise £9,609 to support a £18m new hospice to be built at Bray Lake.
The cost of development is being raised by donation and fund raising.
Paul thanked people for their support on Facebook.
His post read: “Thank you to the humbling level of support across the journey and thanks to your amazing generosity, we have managed to raise an incredible £9,477 for Thames hospice. With two events completed and one to go… let’s get to £10,000.
“Brutal, Beautiful, Brilliant…ride across Britain. 981 miles, 23 counties, nine days, 53,000ft climbing. Done. I have learnt (the hard way) about bonking on a bike, climbing understated ‘grippy’ mountains, digging in, showing nonchalance at ‘pokey’ elevations, becoming a cyclopath by smiling through absolute pain…and pleasure.
“Thank you also to my wingman throughout the ride, Andy Burgess, Batman to my Robin, Basil to my Manuel, Laurel to my Hardy…he got me into this, took me through it and with the wisdom and healing properties of some medicinal rehydrating local ale, got me out. Thank you, Andy. Never again.
“If you would still like to support the building of the new Thames Hospice facility…you are one click away from laying another brick in the wall.”
To visit Paul’s fundraising click here.