Local cyclists takes on 910 miles to raise funds for The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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Vince lives with his wife Karen and two children in West Putney and is regularly seen on his bike in Richmond Park and on the annual London to Brighton race, however he has now set his cycle and his legs the longest challenge yet - 910 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Last October,his friend Patrick Goodacre, who is only in his early twenties,  was involved in a head-on collision with a car while on his bike in Richmond Park. Patrick was in a coma but is now making progress at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Vince wanted to raise money for a local charity, and one which is helping his friend and many others feels the natural choice. 

In the last half of June Vince will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and plan to complete the 910 mile route in 12 days, an average of 76 miles a day. He will be cycling alone, but " my Dad will be driving the support car - so thankfully I will only have to haul myself and no luggage up 67,000 feet of climbing."

"The trip marks my own recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition I contracted in 1989. While the scale of the health problems I have had to overcome pales in comparison, I hope my comeback will offer Patrick encouragement in his own recovery."

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a national medical charity based in Putney, southwest London. The hospital specialises in assessing and rehabilitating adults with traumatic brain injuries incurred through accidents or strokes.

It also provides both treatment and long-term care for people with severe and complex neurological conditions, including Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis. The hospital's focus is on restoring independence, using technology to help people communicate and control their surroundings, and supporting families by creating a positive community. It relies on £2.5 million in voluntary donations each year to continue its vital work and research.
Charity Registration No 205907

May 22, 2007