On 4th November Chris is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to raise money for Team Bones. We caught up with him to find out more.
What exactly is Coast to Coast?
Cycling Coast to Coast is a massive challenge in Costa Rica; it's a cycle ride of over 500km in 7 days.
Very impressive! How's training been going?
The training for this challenge has been going well apart from a stage where I had vertigo and colds from over training. I've done 100km sportives and a number of 70 mile rides. I've made some new friends while training. I'm now bringing the mileage down and getting on my bike everyday to training my leg muscles into being on a bike everyday for a week.
What inspired you to take on the challenge?
My nan died of breast cancer a few year ago and I wanted to do something for charity then but didn't have the self confidence in myself to put myself out there. In 2010 my gran was diagnosed with Myeloma and it was a massive shock and brought back so many feelings from the time my nan died.
So while at
university this really affected my studies and me as a person. Once I'd
graduated in 2012 I started to think about what I could do for a charity and
which charity. I searched bone cancer on the internet and and the Bone Cancer Research Trust came up so at
that point I did a bit of research into yourselves. When I saw that primary
bone cancer affects a lot of different people my mind was made up. If I can stop
other families and children suffering then I can help a lot more people than
just my feelings.