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PEDAL POWER: Hemel Hempstead resident cycles his way to over £1,000 for charity

 Published on: 17th September 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

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.

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