Harpenden dad cycles to other end of the country for charity
- Credit: Archant
A doting father has cycled from one end of the country to the other to raise money for charity.
Matthew Ring, 35, of Harpenden, pedalled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and raised £2,000 for the Rainbow Trust - a charity that supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
The father of three, who works for the social networking site Facebook, was inspired to fundraise for the Rainbow Trust in gratitude for the fact his children are all well and happy.
He set off from Cornwall and spent two weeks pumping his pedals all the way to Scotland.
Matthew, who organised the ride himself, cycled 80 miles a day and said: “I took my time and I actually enjoyed it.”
You may also want to watch:
He went on: “There are quite a few organised rides that go on through the year but I wanted to go on my own route and stay with some friends and families along the way. “In places it was difficult but it wasn’t horrendous because I did a fair bit of training beforehand.
Matthew, who encountered bad weather in Scotland, missed his children when he was away and they missed him too but he confessed: “It’s quite nice to get time on my own.”
- 1 7 of the best brunches in St Albans and Harpenden
- 2 Ammunition found in bag on St Albans street
- 3 'Abusive and aggressive' St Albans man given Criminal Behaviour Order
- 4 6 Oscar-winning movies filmed on location in Hertfordshire
- 5 Oaklands College being investigated for breach of planning over nursery closure
- 6 Bee inspired by new display at St Albans restaurant
- 7 Teenager strangled in attack in St Albans park
- 8 When Nicole Kidman played the Russian mail order bride of a St Albans bank clerk
- 9 From Hertfordshire to the Strictly dancefloor: 7 Strictly Come Dancing contestant from the county
- 10 150 homes plan for Green Belt land in north St Albans is approved
During his ride, the dad made a diary blog which can be found at www.ringolejog.wordpress.com