In a fit of madness, James decided to get on his bike’s and take part in 2 different 100-mile cycling events this summer.

First off was the South Downs Way 100 which was by far the toughest ride of the two and took just over 12 hours to complete the 100 miles with a combined climb of over 10,000ft on the day, on a 29er Mountain Bike. Two weeks later was the London-Surrey 100 mile ride which started at the Olympic Park in East London at 7am and was a ride through London, round part of the Olympic Road Race course before finishing on The Mall at around 1pm.

The motivation for this activity is to thank and support GOSH once again. In October 2003, GOSH were there for Maddie when she was diagnosed with Wilms Tumour (Kidney Cancer) and with secondary cancer in her lungs. Over the following 13 months, the care and treatment that she got there were superb and now all is well and she is a happy healthy young woman.

After months of training for these rides, James says that they were both hugely satisfying to complete and despite being very different in terms of format and style, both very enjoyable.