Have a heart: Flash that cash!
Ex-editor of Archive magazine, Paul Beverley, is embarking on a 940-mile solo bicycle ride in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. He will be setting off from John o’Groats on 21st April, and aiming to cycle an average of just over 67 miles each day, to arrive back in his home town of Norwich by 5th May.
The ride will include plenty of ups and downs, with a total combined climb of almost 29,000 feet – “Think of cycling up Everest,” explains Paul on his fundraising page, “but imagine the fun of freewheeling down the other side!” (The summit of Mount Everest is 29,029 feet above sea level.)
The reason for the ride is as a “thank-you” because Paul had two new heart stents fitted in October – a stent is a small tube inserted into coronary arteries that have become either narrow or weak, and therefore not performing as well as they should. In Paul’s case, after reporting some mild chest pains after heavy exercise, it was discovered that one of his arteries was 95% blocked – hence the need for the procedure.
So if you fancy giving some money to a good cause, this one seems particularly worthwhile.