Knife Crime Safety Team Complete Gruelling Preston To London Charity Cycle

The JJ Effect CIC & Smart Fitness completed the five-day-long cycle to raise money for Kim Fletcher, a young Preston mum battling cancer.

Byron Highton, Daniel Jude, Mark Pugh and Eugene Scardifield took on the cycle with Adam Bossons driving a support vehicle.

They took on the challenge to raise money for Kim who has been battling a rare form of cancer for many months, called Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma found in only 1% of the adult population.

Byron admits that the weather conditions didn’t make the cycle any easier for the team but they persevered and completed that challenge in five days:

“We had all four seasons, we had rain, sleet and hailstone then the next day it would be sunny, the wind was crazy, especially going against it. The fun part out ways all of that.

“We did in five days which is what we expected, we maybe could have done it in four days with road bikes because we all train all year round but it’s not about that. It is about enjoying it, taking in the scenery and making an event out of it.”

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This is the second JJ Effect CIC & Smart Fitness annual charity bike ride,

“We went on a totally different route, we tried something different and it was brilliant, we went on such a better route. It wasn’t as harsh as last time but the weather more than made up for it.

“The distance was still the same and the feeling throughout was still the same, it was brilliant. I’ve actually got event blues today because I spent so much time preparing it.

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“We had better bikes this time around but I was wearing a pair of three-year-old trainers with holes in and old clothes and everyone was shocked seeing how far we were going with what I was wearing and doing it on a mountain bike but it just goes to show that it’s not all about the gear, it’s about determination and willpower.”

You can still donate here to help the team raise as much as possible for Kim.

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