My son, Connor, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, so I like to make sure I take on a challenge every year for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Since giving up football, cycling has been my replacement and taking on tough cycling challenges has been a great way for me to raise money.
Kevin has taken on a number of cycling challenges, including the 96 mile Big Belter and cycling 1200 miles from Celtic Park Glasgow to Estadio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal.
The final stage of the Big Belter was pretty horrendous. They saved the hardest part with the most hills for the very end when you are already shattered!
Kevin’s advice for anyone thinking of taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is:
If an old geezer like me can do it, anyone can with enough training. I started out at 15 miles. Just make sure you get on your bike! It is so important to build up mileage so you are ready for the challenge.
If you would like to join Kevin at RideLondon, we still have places! For more information visit www.musculardystrophyuk.org/ridelondon
To support Kevin’s fundraising, check out his online fundraising page.