Mark on a Mission: LEJOG for The Bike Network
Mark Fenwick, Associate Director based in our London office is a very keen cyclist. Mark takes part in various fundraising events and is always looking for new ways to give back to the community. In just a few weeks Mark will be cycling the entire length of the country: from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with five other riders raising money for The Bike Network.
That’s a whopping 900 miles, 8 days of cycling and one very sore Mark.
Donate here at the team’s fundraising page and help them reach their goal!
About The Bike Network
The Bike Network was founded in 2017 by Adam Froggatt.
In 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer. Cycling changed my life.
After my treatment had finished, I had 3 months to wait before my final operation to remove the tumour. I was overweight and wanted to do everything I could to help improve my chances of a successful operation and speedy recovery.
I had no clue what would happen after buying that used bike off eBay. Since buying that bike, it has truly changed my life; I am fitter, healthier, and stronger than before cancer. I have rode thousands of miles, completed an ultra-marathon and the Royal Marines triathlon whilst raising in excess of £15,000 for charity.
I have created The Bike Network in the hope others can experience the same benefits I have.Adam Froggatt, Founder
Training has been a slow burner since the start of the year but in the last month I’ve begun to consistently get hours on the bike and time in the gym too. I’m now at the same fitness levels as my peak last year. So, I’m calmly comfortable that I will be ready come April.
No amount of training can prepare you for the huge physical and mental task at hand. But a good level of base fitness and a ‘never say die’ attitude – I hope – will see me through to the end.
I’m really looking forward to each moment we break through a county. It’s going to feel surreal to work our way through Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Lancashire, to name a few!Mark Fenwick on how he is preparing for LEJOG
Their journey begins on 19 April, keep an eye on our socials for LEJOG updates and more!