Dr Mike Bosomworth, a clinical scientist based at Leeds General Infirmary, is attempting the bike ride of a lifetime this autumn to raise money for the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.
He will be cycling 4,200 miles from New York to San Francisco achieving 100 miles per day with just one rest day in the week. The epic challenge will take Mike seven weeks to complete.
Mike said: “I have been working for the NHS for 40 years and when I reached by 60th birthday I wanted to celebrate these milestone anniversaries and take on the biggest challenge of my life. My dad and aunt both had/have Alzheimer’s. Being able to prevent or cure dementia would do so much to improve people’s lives and help the NHS in these austere times. I want to raise as much money as possible for the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.”
Mind over Matter
Mike has already cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, he regularly takes part in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, has cycled coast to coast, completed parachute jumps and climbed Kilimanjaro – all for charity. This epic bike ride however is his biggest challenge.
Father of three, Mike is expecting a tough physical and mental challenge. Although he is currently planning it as a solo ride, he may be joined by friends and family to keep him company along different stages of the challenge.
Mike will be camping and staying in motels throughout the route paying all his expenses. 100% of money raised will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.
The Yorkshire Brain Research Centre is part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation Trust and needs to raise £2m by 2015 to conduct research and clinical trials into Parkinson’s disease, MS, Epilepsy and Dementia.
If you would like to Sponsor Mike contact the YBRC fundraising team
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