Update September 2017
Thanks once again for the sponsorship for those of you that have done. I’ve raised just over £4,000 which is a brilliant figure, there were more than a couple of times that I felt like giving up but knowing that I could let down everyone who had sponsored me kept me going.
I’m pleased to report that we managed to finish the ride albeit only just before the midnight cut off. A truly horrendous headwind meant progress was hard work pretty much from start all the way to the finish and then progressively heavier rain for the last 2 hours further dampened our spirits but we got over the finish line in North London 17 hours and 45 minutes after starting 215 miles away up at the Manchester Velodrome. Even Bradley Wiggins only managed to complete it in 14 hours 32 mins, sadly we couldn’t hold on to his wheel when he went past us in Stockport.
The work that the team at Ambitious About Autism do is fantastic so for the few of you who haven’t sponsored any of us yet please do – fear not the chances of us doing this again are incredibly remote so we won’t be asking again next year! For those of you that are cyclists it’s an incredibly hard day in the saddle but really rewarding and with a lot of training I’d recommend it to you.
Iain Allsop, Regional Estates Manager at Next, is cycling 220 miles from Manchester to London in one day to raise money for Ambitious about Autism, a charity who aim to raise awareness about autism and run pioneering services to support children with Autism.
If you wish to sponsor Iain in addition to the generous donation from AR you can do so on this link - Iain Allsop's fundraising page.