A man from Hemel Hempstead is set to cycle from Cornwall to John O’Groats in May to raise money for charity.
Josh Bangerte, will embark on this journey on May 8 and will be fundraising for Sunnyside Rural Trust, which supports young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Speaking to HemelNews, he said: “The reason I have chosen this charity is because my cousin recently lost her brother in law Ashley who regularly attended Sunny Side.”
In September 2020, Josh had taken part in another challenge, when he cycled from Hemel to Scotland completely unaided for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH).
He added: “I do feel more prepared this time round however this journey is a different level altogether.
“The challenges I will face on this journey will be the length of time I’m away from home. The hills in the south of England can be unforgiving. Navigating the whole of the UK will be difficult but i’m itching to go.”
Comparing the previous challenge to the new one, Josh mentioned:
“The differences are the mileage between the two journeys. My first was around 400 this time round I expect to do over 1000 miles. The hills at the start of my journey are quite something. The barren lands of northern Scotland will also be challenging. The weather may play a part as I venture further into Scotland.
“Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated. This will be going to support a local charity who would really benefit from anything anyone can offer.
I didn’t know Ashley personally. But what I have gathered is that he was a lovely young man with a kind heart. He also loved Harry Potter! Which is why I shall be donning a Harry Potter costume for parts of my journey.”
To donate search for “Josh’s fund for Sunnyside Rural Trust Ltd” on Gofundme.