A Hemel Hempstead resident made his way back home after pedalling alone and completely unaided to Scotland, with a mission of raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH).
Josh Bangerte,27, embarked on his ‘life changing’ adventure on September 5 and returned home on Tuesday September 15 around 4am.
Speaking about his journey, Josh said: “I would describe my experience as life changing. At moments it was mentally challenging but on the other hand there were moments of pure wonderment. It was an experience I will never forget.
“I crossed into Scotland Monday 14 September at around 3.30 pm.
“Some challenges I faced were fatigue after long days. Missing home after being on the road with only myself and the animals I passed for company.
“Maintaining my bike for 400 miles. Staying clean and keeping my calorie intake high due to how quick I was burning them off. Wild camping in some challenging weather conditions.”
Josh said he felt a mix of emotions when he reached Scotland.
He continued: “I was euphoric and filled with emotions as I approached the boarder. Relief, happiness, absolute joy, and a little bit of pride.
“I filmed the crossing into the boarder and then rang my partner to tell her I had made it. I then proceeded to a nice local pub to await my pickup.
“I have now got the bug for this. So, I am already planning my next adventure for charity.”
Josh so far managed to raise £1480 for GOSH and he would like to thank everyone who supported him in his journey.
If you wish to donate go to gofundme.com/f/one-great-journey-for-some-great-kids