New Zealand charity ride to fulfil lifetime ambition

Bob Broughton will be cycling an average of 72 miles a day ' one for each of his 72 years!
Bob Broughton will be cycling an average of 72 miles a day ' one for each of his 72 years!

A cyclist from Fangfoss is setting out to achieve a lifetime’s ambition to cycle the islands of New Zealand – and to make the effort worthwhile he is seeking to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.

Bob Broughton will be cycling an average of 72 miles a day – one for each of his 72 years!

Bob chose to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK after witnessing first hand the debilitating affects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Bob, who is originally from Halifax, is a regular cyclist and enjoys riding throughout the Wolds.

Starting on 29 January from Slope Point the southern-most point of the South Island of New Zealand, he will cycle solo up the hilly west coast (including the highest road pass in the country at 3530ft) to Taupo in the centre of the North Island – that’s 1000 miles in 14 days.

The recent weather conditions in Yorkshire have seriously curtailed his training programme but we are confident that he will get there!

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. There are over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia today and this number will increase as the population ages.

Behind every person with dementia there’s a network of family and friends so the disease affects many millions – you probably know someone affected.

Help us make a difference, please sponsor Bob online through www.justgiving.com/bobsonhisbike

(Remember if you are a taxpayer tick gift aid as this allows the charity to claim an additional 25% of your donation from HMRC).

Follow his progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bobsonhisbike