One of our amazing volunteers, Smiths News’ Ian Tallamy recently took part in this year’s Threshold Sports’ ‘Ride Across Britain’ in aid of Pass It On. The sport is Britain’s longest and most iconic bike ride; covering 980 miles and averaging approximately 109 miles a day.
The route starts from Land’s End, spans the course of 9 days and ends at John O’Groats with a gruelling, non-stop schedule:
Ian’s shared that he previously had links with a Bristol-based homeless charity, which provides lunches and hot meals for homeless people based in Bristol. Ian also shared that he had encountered many individuals who found themselves homeless, believing that they were ignored and often neglected, so Pass it On resonated with him. Raising money, even for just one or two individuals can make a huge difference – whether it’s helping to keep warm and dry during the winter months or helping to make small changes to help individuals regain their respect and dignity, is a worthwhile cause.
“I’d like to thank all those who supported me on the ride. I didn’t want to let anyone down who had sponsored me and to make sure that I completed the course to the end. Some of the days were great, but the cumulative effect it had on the body meant every day got harder. But really glad I managed to finish the ride and super grateful I was able to complete it without accident or injury and was able to raise money for Pass It On,” shared Ian.
f you did not get a chance to make a donation towards Ian’s fundraiser, you can still make a donation to Pass It On here.