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Nik's Mencap Ride for Wellbeing

£170 of £1,400 goal

Raised by 5 people in 11 months
At 4:00 AM on August 28th, I will embark on the greatest fitness challenge of my life: I will cycle 555 miles (almost 900km) from London to Glasgow in just four days. I will be following as closely as possible the same route my great-grandfather rode in 1930, which he talked about on an audio cassette I recently discovered.

Adventure is a grand motivation but I have another reason for undertaking this journey. For the past year I’ve had the joy of working for the Royal Mencap Society, a national charity dedicated to equality and inclusion for people with learning disabilities in the UK. The people we support deserve to have the same aspirations and opportunities as anyone else, including a right to the best possible health. Yet those with learning disabilities in England are approximately 2.5 times more likely to have health problems than the general population. Mencap recently launched a three-year campaign to solve health inequalities at all levels from national healthcare policy to specialized support for improving lifestyle-related issues. But right now we need your help to start making a difference.

We want to purchase an outdoor exercise bike for one of our supported living services to immediately improve the health and well-being of the people we support. Your vital donation can make that possible. Access to safe exercise equipment in a comfortable, familiar home environment will foster confidence yielding increased frequency and quality of fitness activities. The long-term health benefits will be enormous, long-lasting, and set a positive example for services nationwide.



Donations will not be used for any other purpose – I will be paying for all operational costs of this tour (lodgings, equipment, food, knee replacements, etc.) out of pocket. The bike will be locally sourced from sustainable materials and will comply with British safety standards for outdoor fitness equipment.

Thank you show much for showing your concern about the health issues faced by a disadvantaged population. We are working towards a better world one step at a time.

With warm regards,
Nik
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