Injury puts brakes on cycle challenge

Posted by pt91 at May 20, 2011 02:10 PM |
He was a stone’s throw from 2,300 miles into his mammoth cycle ride, but Ian Reeds has been forced to call a halt to his trip due to an injury.

The former archaeological technician at the University of Leicester began his Well-Mad Global Cycle Challenge to cycle around the world in 180 days back in April and by his own admission was making very good progress, with the first target of Odessa on the Black Sea reached. Unfortunately, he has trapped the blood supply and nerves to his right arm and has been forced to return to the UK for treatment.

Right now he needs time to recover, which means the ride is on hold until next year. But Ian has already raised around £2,000 for Hope Against Cancer and the MS Society and would like to thank everyone who has already contributed. You can still donate via the Well-Mad Ride website, and the fundraising will be starting again as soon as Ian is back on his feet (or rather, his saddle).

You can also find an interview with Ian on the ride so far in the Leicester Mercury.

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