As I’ve got steadily less and less fit over the last ten years, I decided I needed to set myself a big challenge and I roped my Dad in to.

We’re going to cycle round the North coast of Scotland, from Gairloch  to Cape Wrath to John O Groats to Strathpeffer. Exact route will be posted shortly, but it will be a total of over 400 miles. And then we’re going to finish by cycling up the Bealach na Ba, the second-greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from Applecross at sea level to 626 metres!

We start on the 7th June.

But to make sure I actually do it, and don’t chicken out at the last minute,  I thought I ought to make sure I benefit someone other than ourselves, I’m director of a Five of Hearts, a Birmingham fundraising group that raises funds for five amazing Birmingham-based charities to assist them improve the quality of life of over 400,000 local service users. I also do a lot of work Prospects a christian charity working accross the UK with adults with learning disabilities.

So if you want to give us a bit of extra impetus, why not sponsor us!