Stuart cycles length of Britain for hospital fund

Stuart Chatfield from Niton has recently completed a gruelling cycle ride of nearly 1,000 miles, from Lands End to John O’ Groats, to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Stuart was accompanied by six friends, and completed the ride in 10 days, which meant a total of around 70 hours on the saddle.

He said: “My son Ned had two operations on his head at Great Ormond Street Hospital when he was very young; the first when he was six months old, and the second about six months later. He is now eight years old, and has been fully discharged, so I decided to embark on the cycle ride as a ‘thank you’ to those who helped him.”

He continued: “I cycle a bit, but nothing like this before. We were very lucky with he weather, because throughout the whole journey we only had about two hours of rain.”

Stuart has so far raised about £750 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, and would like to reach his £1,000 target. Anyone who wants to support his fund raising cause can do so on his just giving page: