In June Dave Horner, Adam Humphreys and Sean Whiting took part in an organised ride from John O’Groats to Lands End (a distance of just over 1000 miles), which took place over nine days. The ride was Dave’s idea, after he spotted ‘Ride Across Britain’ advertised in the national press. Having little cycling experience to date, he persuaded his brother-in-law, Adam, and a friend, Sean, to join in, so as to form a relay team. They each cycled an average of between 50 and 60 miles per day. For more details of the ride, please click here.
Dave’s youngest son, Archie, suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and has up to 20 seizures per day. These seizures have significantly affected both his physical and mental development, and so far drug treatments have had little positive effect. Dave’s middle son, Charlie, also suffers from epilepsy, although his seizures are less frequent. Due to the impact this condition has on his family’s day to day life, they decided upon Epilepsy Research UK as their chosen charity for the ride, and they raised just under £5,000.
Dave says ‘The ride was an amazing experience, and a great way to see the diverse countryside that the UK has to offer. After a rather wet and windy start in John O’Groats, the weather soon picked up and the sun shone for most of the rest of the trip!’