After pedalling nearly two thousand miles and climbing 3.3 times the height of Everest, tax expert Rob Case might be looking forward to being back in the office – but he has zero regrets for the gruelling challenge he set himself.
Setting out with a hope that he might inspire donations from the challenge that could top £2,000, Rob, 42, has pedalled through the £4,000 barrier and, in doing so, helped raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a cause close to his heart after he lost two brothers and a friend to cardio-related issues.
Rob said: “I live near Stroud, but I’m a runner, not a biker. But after my brother, who was a keen cyclist, died last year, I wanted to do something. So I trained with Stroud Athletic Club’s tri-team to get to a point where I thought I would take on this.”
Rob’s first weekend, in early May, began with Gloucester Cathedral, from where he set his sights on the spires of Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Coventry and Birmingham. In the ensuing quest to complete the challenge, he said that his average daily ride would clock in at around the 90-mile mark.