Brendan’s long stretch
COAST RIDE: Brendan Barrett, from Chalfont St Giles, completed the stretch of coastline known as the Wild Atlantic Way with his friend Gerry Powell A MAN who broke his neck in a car crash now ranks 16th in the world for the number of miles cycled in August after he completed a route which was nearly 2,000 miles long.
Brendan Barrett, from Chalfont St Giles, completed the stretch of Irish coastline known as the Wild Atlantic Way, from Cork to Derry, for charity.
Along with his friend Gerry Powell, from Harrow, London, he raised money for a second London air ambulance and awareness of mental health charity Mind Yourself.
Mind Yourself works to promote happier and healthier lives in the London Irish community.
Mr Barrett’s life was saved by an Air Ambulance crew when he and his family were involved in the crash in Bucks, in which he broke his neck.
They used a Strava cycling app to track their progress and update their followers and have now been ranked 16th in the world for the number of miles cycled in August.