‘I busted the 5000-mile mark while on kid­ney dial­y­sis!’

John Cox, Honda Cross­tourer

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John Cox, 67, had al­ready clocked 8737 miles in 2018 when we spoke to him in April. As well as al­ready bust­ing MCN’S 5000mile tar­get he’s clocked all of his miles up while on the wait­ing list for a new kid­ney. Af­ter each ride John has to ad­min­is­ter his own dial­y­sis, mean­ing he has to be home each evening; no mat­ter how far he’s trav­elled.

“I just can’t stop rid­ing,” he says. “I’ve been re­tired for a while, but be­fore that I was a truck driver and I just love big miles. Noth­ing makes me hap­pier than spend­ing a day rid­ing my bike. I’ll leave the house at eight in the morn­ing and aim to be back for six at night and ride for as long as pos­si­ble in be­tween.”

Since buy­ing his new bike last March, he has racked up more than 38,000 miles. “I’d say to any­one plan­ning a big trip, just do it, you’ll love it, The more time you spend on your bike, the more you bond with it.”

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