‘I busted the 5000-mile mark while on kidney dialysis!’
John Cox, Honda Crosstourer
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.”