Testimonial - Cycling

James Lye cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats

"I chose to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats because it seemed like a tough challenge that would take time and commitment to complete. I also felt that in years to come I could look back and think 'I conquered that!'

I was relatively fit but I had to up my training - at the peak I was cycling over 200 miles a week. There were times during training in rain, wind or just being in pain when I really just wanted to give up and have a beer! But I didn't because the feeling of carrying on is a real buzz - knowing that you're pushing yourself to your own limits.

The challenge was great; I met some brilliant people and have hopefully made some friends for life.

I was so proud that I had seen it through - it was all in memory of my dog Louie who died last year. I raised £1630.40 (before Gift Aid) - it amazes me how generous people can be when sponsoring you. I also held charity nights, organised a quiz and skittles night. Someone even did a cake sale on my behalf without being asked! 

I would thoroughly recommend taking up a big challenge - the buzz of training and completion is hard to describe."

" Start ...................    Despair ....................  Finish!"