Sheffield cyclist gets on his bike and rides 300 miles for charity

A charitable cyclist hasn’t let lockdown stop his fundraising, instead he hopped on his bike and travelled 300 miles – without leaving home.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Sheffield’s Alex Best should have been taking part in his second London to Paris bike ride this summer but due to the coronavirus this, of course, had to be postponed until a future date.

The event was to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and determined to do his bit Alex decided to complete the challenge on a static bike in his house.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He explained: “This month I should have completed my second London 2 Paris bike ride for Cure Leukaemia with more than one hundred amazing people all raising funds for this fantastic charity.

Alex BestAlex Best
Alex Best

“The ride covers 300 miles over four days.

“Sadly, this event like many others has been postponed due to the global pandemic and current lockdown restrictions.”

Read More
Sheffield women aged 35 and over having more abortions

He continued: “My friend Adam Joyce was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was just 22, following his successful treatment he became involved with the charity and introduced me to the great things they are doing to develop new drugs and transplant treatments for patients with blood cancers.

“I have been training hard for six months and would still like to raise some money for Cure Leukaemia, so I decided that I am going cycle the distance from London to Paris in one ride, on my smart trainer and using the virtual cycling app Zwift.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Alex insteads to start this ultra-distance ride tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, at 5am and he estimates it will take around 20 hours to complete.

He added: “Anyone wishing to support me and Cure Leukaemia in this crazy challenge can follow the link to my just giving page below.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to The Star website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Visit now to sign up.Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.