After the thrill and exertion of last year’s MANX 100, one of the Centre for Sport’s most keen cyclist, Tim Bickham, has set himself another challenge; to cycle from North to South Wales to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
On the weekend of 14/15 April, along with his friend Terry, Tim will cycle from Conwy in the north of the country to Port Talbot in the south. This epic journey is a huge 117 miles as the crow flies but Tim’s route will take him around 217 miles (without getting lost) via some of the best Welsh trail centres along the way.
As if this journey isn’t tough enough, he’ll be doing it on a mountain bike, conquering steep hills, rough terrain, trails, tracks and bridleways in just two days.
Tim took inspiration for this trip from BikeRadar (aka. Joe and Tom) which they documented on YouTube and his route will be similar apart from a potential diversion around Strata Florida depending on ground conditions at the time.
“This trip is recommended to take 5 to 6 days so to get it done in 2 will be a good challenge.”
Whilst Tim is doing this trip due to his passion for cycling, he’s also hoping to raise £1,000 for Parkinson’s UK in memory of his late father. Tim also wants to raise awareness for Parkinson’s UK to help educate people of the condition. Tim said, ‘when my father was diagnosed, life became increasingly difficult for him, he was increasingly restricted on what he could do’. Parkinson’s UK aim to drive better care, treatments and quality of life.
“By taking on this challenge I hope to raise as much as I can to help them meet these aims, make improvements and give confidence to people for the future.”
You can support Tim by heading to his JustGiving page; to find out more about Parkinson’s, head to their website.