14 February 2011
On 13 May 2011, Leon Bond will begin an incredible 10 day cycling challenge – all for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Fred Whitton Four Seasons Challenge is a 112 mile cycling ‘sportive’ around the Lake District and includes ascents and descents of the six famous passes; Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose. Not only will Leon be undertaking the notorious challenge once, but an incredible 10 times in 10 consecutive days.
So you may be asking, why has Leon chosen to cycle 1120 miles with well over 100,000 feet of incredibly steep ascent and descent?
Leon confesses to being reasonably fit and healthy and he is not averse to subjecting himself to some physical and mental hardship! He has personal experience of the work that Macmillan does as a son, grandson and paediatric ICU nurse.
He knows first hand how much the practical, financial, medical and emotional support which Macmillan provides helps people affected by cancer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Leon for choosing to cycle mountains so that people affected by cancer don’t have to.
If you wish to join Leon and share in this journey with him, he will be starting at 6am each day from Hill’s Petrol Station in Coniston. Please feel free to cheer him on his way and he welcomes people to join him on part of the route or even all of it.
You can donate to support Leon’s amazing challenge on his just giving page www.justgiving.com/Leon10fw, follow his training with daily reports on his blog http://10fw-in-10.blogspot.com or contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org