1,000 MILE CYCLE CHALLENGE
A PROFESSOR celebrated his 70th birthday by cycling 1,000 miles around Ireland raising around £4,000 for charity.
David Brodie of Gold Hill North, Chalfont St Peter, took part in the mammoth charity ride last month, taking just over a fortnight to complete and finishing on July 14. And what makes the feat of endurance even more remarkable is that Prof Brodie had no support during the ride, which he said ‘made life a bit difficult’.
He had to live in a tent and rely on Irish hospitality along the way, of which he said: “The generosity of the Irish people is quite remarkable.” Raising money for Shelterbox and Anthony Nolan, he said the ride went well despite the appalling weather.
“In spite of the weather it was a great experience,” he said and added: “I’m pleased I did it.”
Prof Brodie said he had some ‘wonderful experiences’ along the way, such as staying in a Franciscan Monastery, and added that while he has not thought of his next challenge yet you ‘never say never’.
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