An 81-year-old Kings Langley cyclist is preparing for the ride of his life while raising funds for Alzheimer’s Research.
The community should keep an eye out around the streets for David, who will soon be upping his mileage ahead of a sponsored ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
David will set out with a group of other riders vying to complete the near 1,000-mile journey from the base of Cornwall right up to the very tip of north-east Scotland.
A member of Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club, the two-week ride factors in 13 stopover locations, with the group expected to complete the trip on June 21.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m pretty confident I’ll be fine,” he told KingsNews. “I’ve been fit and active all my life, and have always liked taking on new challenges, from motorsport to chariot racing, so this is really just an extension of that.”
David, who at his peak ran 10k each day and has previously completed the London to Paris ride, is raising money for Alzheimer’s Research.
He said: “Thankfully it’s not a disease that has affected me but I do know of people who have suffered, so I felt it was the right time to do something positive for them.”
And as well as asking people to support him on his sponsored ride, the 81-year-old also wants locals to get on their bikes in trying out or returning to a pursuit that continues to soar in popularity.
David added: “I’m a member of a cycling club but I see people heading out in casual groups or just by themselves. It’s such a great way to get fit and see the beautiful countryside we have around us.”
To sponsor David visit justgiving.com/fundraising/david-brand4.