Monday 9 March 2015
This May, local friends Adam Boon and Joseph Lalor will be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to fundraise for Mind in Cambridgeshire.
Pictured from left to right: Joseph Lalor and Adam Boon
However instead of completing this famous challenge in the usual method, traditionally conquering all three peaks in less than 24 hours with automotive assistance, they have chosen to cycle the entire route, starting from their homes in Cambridgeshire. That’s a total of 650 plus miles of cycling, before catching the train home from Glasgow.
“We are both keen supporters of Mind, and this will be our second big trip raising money for the charity. This adventure will be more than 200 miles longer than our previous effort, plus the climbing of the three peaks”, says Joseph
Amazingly, Joseph and Adam will be completing this challenge completely unsupported, meaning they’ll be carrying everything they need with them on the bikes to last the distance, including; sleeping bags, tents and cooking equipment, as well as all the food they’ll be eating during the journey — “trust us, it’s a lot when you’re riding a huge amount of miles every day!”, adds Joseph
Adam explains that he chose Mind in Cambridgeshire “due to my personal struggles with mental health issues and wanting to support my local mental health charity. I was diagnosed with manic depression quite a few years ago now and had never dealt with it too well. Cycling has helped me stabilise my moods, and generally made me a happier person.”
Mind in Cambridgeshire are hugely grateful to Adam and Joseph for their efforts and wish them the best of luck!
Please donate as little or as much as you can via their JustGiving page.
You can also stay up to date with their journey through their blog.