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Paul has officially began his John O Groats to Lands End bike ride on Friday the 25th at 06:00 am.
Paul is attempting to do the ride in 7 days.
Use this page to keep tabs of Paul and see where he is up to both on the road and donations.
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Thursday 31st JULY
CONGRATULATIONS TO PAULPaul has finished his mammoth bike ride completing it in 6 and a half days...
Well done Paul!.
Tuesday 29thDay 5 and so so much better today. 138 miles done in 8.06 finishing just outside Glastonbury. Approximately 195 miles to go till the end of the country
Monday28th Day four done, 140 very tedious miles of start, stop, traffic lights and dodging traffic. 8 hours 5 mins of Kendal, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington and eventually called it a day in Shrewsbury 18 miles beyond where I'm staying. Next stop Bath
Sunday 27th Day 3 done, 152 undulating wet and windy miles! It wouldn't be the same if it was sunny all week
Saturday 26th Day 2 done, 134 miles over the pass at Glencoe. Lovely scenery bring on Penrith
Friday 25th Paul started bright and early at 06:00am and completed 154 miles.
Thursday 24th Paul received his first on the road donation by guests and hosts at his first BandB before he set off to reach John O Groats.
Wednesday 23rd @ 15.22 Paul set off to reach John O Groats, Paul and his team mate for the JOGLE Gareth will stop off for the night in Dumfries and continue to John O Groats on Thursday morning.
Paul hopes to ride from John O'Groats to Lands End for Daisy UK because he wants to raise awareness of the good work that we do.
Paul works for Daisy Inclusive UK as our Disability Hate Crime Officer, he works hard to provide support and solutions for victims of hate crime and works alongside third party organisations such as Merseyside Police.
The past 3 and half years has been a bit of a rocky road, I was admitted to the Walton Neuro Centre, Liverpool in 2011. This was a life changing event that included invasive brain surgery and post-operative care. Due to my on-going condition my career in Merseyside Police ended, a job that I loved. There followed a number of personal difficulties including stopping sport as a result of debilitating daily chronic pain.
In 2013 I was given the opportunity to work at Daisy UK and in the past 12 months I have come to appreciate others who have had similar experiences and those who struggle on a daily basis. The work that Daisy UK does is second to none and the team provide free help, support, training and education for disabled children across Merseyside. The Daisy team also run a number of clubs across the city, providing activities for children whilst allowing rest for carers and parents.
I am employed as the Disability Hate Crime Officer at Daisy UK and my role offers help, support and guidance for victims of Hate Crime and in particular some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
I personally want to thank all the team at Daisy UK for giving me a chance and I am hoping to cycle from John O Groats to Lands End a distance of 1000 miles in 7 days to raise awareness and funds for Daisy UK.
I continue to be reviewed by the doctors at Walton and again wish to highlight the outstanding work they do.
Without support Daisy Inclusive UK simply would not be able to help change young disabled peoples lives.
To help support Paul on his bike ride you can donate via his JustGiving page So far he has raised a fantastic £1,050.00.
If you would like to support Paul but would not like to make an online donation,
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