On Saturday 8th September 2018, Ariyan is going to ride his bike from Land’s End to John O’Groats. It will take 9 days, passing 23 counties and 3 countries to cover 969 miles, with plenty of serious hills. He will be raising funds for The Movement Centre.
In September 2017, Ariyan started working on a project with an Engineering team at Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with The Movement Centre.
While Ariyan loves cycling, he has never cycled more than 68.6 miles in a day.
“I was even shattered after that recent training attempt,” Ariyan said. “In the 9 days in September, I have to cycle over 100 miles per day. This is all about achieving my own personal goal and raising money to support children with disabilities. I feel it is important to show myself, and others, the importance of believing in your abilities, no matter if able bodied or not. Together we can move as far as we want, we can beat distances, and even hills, if we have a proper goal in mind and the right ‘Targeted Training’. I have taken this 969 miles cycling challenge seriously and started my own ‘Targeted Training’ from April; cycling every day to work and a long distance at weekends. This is the biggest challenge that I have ever put myself through and it is going to be a bit tough, but still nothing like the toughest fight that some children face to just stand and walk.”
We are all wishing Ariyan lots of luck!
Have a look at Ariyan’s Just Giving page to find out more about his story and to support his challenge: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ariyan