On 7 May 2023 Ed set off on a 112-mile bike ride across the lake district raising funds for brainstrust. The ride presented an epic challenge, with Ed expecting it to take him 7 to 8 hours to complete! We caught up with Ed after the ride to find out how it went and hear more about his reason for supporting brainstrust.
I wanted to do a cycling challenge to raise money for two important causes. First, to support brainstrust’s work which helps so many people live with tumours, including a great friend of mine who said it was the best place for help. Second, to support the air ambulance charity which do amazing work and has helped my riding partner, and his brother.
I did the ride with my good friend Thomas, who is in the army. He’s strong, fit and good at talking motivation and plenty of rubbish all at the same time! This was a huge morale boost and he kept me pedalling when the going got really tough.
I feel a great sense of achievement and really proud to have completed such a hard race in a beautiful part of the country. I’m glad that my ride has contributed to helping people with brain tumours live a happier and healthier lives. I felt very lucky to be able to do something like that.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Ed and Thomas for raising vital funds for brainstrust. So far, Ed has raised an incredible £3,335 for brainstrust which could pay for 83 brain boxes to be sent to people living with a brain tumour diagnosis. You can find out more about the work your fundraising supports here. If you’re feeling inspired to take on your own challenge, reach out to us today.