Fundraiser cycles from Cornwall to London after friend’s treatment 

20 Jul 2017

Earlier this month, Matt cycled over 300 miles from Cornwall to London. The journey took him just under 20 hours – 4 hours quicker than his goal - and involved 6,000m of elevation gain which is the equivalent of climbing two thirds of the height of Mount Everest!

Matt wanted to take on this fundraising challenge after his friend and colleague collapsed from a cardiac arrest after a lunch time run and was treated at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital.

Matt says: “He received excellent care and is now on course to make a full recovery.

“The funding the hospitals receive from Barts Charity makes a huge difference to the quality of care they are able to provide to patients in the local area and it was this exceptional support that was a big factor in helping my friend on his road to recovery.

“Even as a keen endurance athlete this ride was well beyond my comfort zone. However it was so much fun, I actually enjoyed every minute of it - I was very lucky with the weather and all the training paid off.”

Matt raised over £1,800 to help patients in Barts Health hospitals. Thank you so much for such a substantial fundraising total Matt, and congratulations on a wonderful achievement.

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