Brentwood: Ingatestone man cycles 1,530 miles from the clock to the rock for charity
An Ingatestone man cycled 1,530 miles from London’s Big Ben to the Rock of Gibraltar to support a local children’s hospice.
Rob Warner, 47, completed the cycling challenge in 15 days and raised more than �5,600 for Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice.
He was joined by six colleagues who raised money for a variety of good causes.
During their challenge they cycled up torturous inclines, and climbed over 63,000ft in total and stocked up on bananas, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, and cake to help keep their legs turning.
Between them they experienced injuries including five Achilles tendon tears, one cruciate ligament injury, one broken hand, one broken collar bone and plenty of blisters.
Rob said: “This really has been more difficult than I imagined both physically and towards the end mentally. We all went through some rough times and had to dig deep on many occasions.
“I was delighted however to be able to complete this challenge for Little Havens as they do such amazing work looking after local children and families.
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“I look forward to fundraising for them again in the future - although I plan to take a well earned rest before I decide whether to get back in the saddle again.”