Tony Cotterill took on his second cycling fund raising challenge this year on Sunday 9 August to help raise money for BridgeHead’s UK supported charity, Action Medical Research. As previously reported, Tony was due to take part in the Ride Yorkshire event – 100km of cycling over three of the county’s largest hills. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this event was cancelled. However, Tony decided to do his own version of the event.
To find out more about it, please click on the link to the video he made below.
We caught up with Tony to ask a few more questions about the ride:
What bits of the ride did you enjoy the most?
Once you'd reached the top of that first hill, how did you motivate yourself to keep going, knowing there were still two more to do?
What was the hardest part of the ride?
This was a great achievement for me – it was the furthest I’ve ever gone, and the highest elevation I’ve ever done in one ride.
What started your passion for exercise?
How did you transition from running to cycling?
I went from off-road to on-road. As I got older, the thought of hurtling down hills and heading for water streams hoping my brakes are going to work became less attractive. And cycling on the road is a bit more predictable. So, it was a natural transition.
What's next for you?
Watch this space, next year who knows what challenges Tony might take on – possibly a Triathlon? When we asked that question his response was rather cagey so we will have to wait and see.
In the meantime, if you would like to take part in a fundraising event, sporting or otherwise, or want to take part in a team event and aren’t sure where to start, contact Tony Cotterill or a member of the Marketing Department who can put you in touch with other people who are keen to do a group activity.