Cyclist Carl will be taking on Land's End to John O'Groats to help raise money to support seriously ill local children. 

Carl, from Shrewsbury, has set his sights on completing his biggest cycling challenge to date in May riding unsupported across Britain. 

He is aiming to complete the distance of 881 miles in under six days with only 55 hours in the saddle!

Difficult Challenge

It is one of the most difficult endurance events to undertake in the UK and the current world record on a road bike is 43 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds!

Carl, 47, said: “I am undertaking this event to support two charities that do incredible work. It is a challenge that I have thought about for over two decades and now I have finally plucked up the courage to take it on."

To make the challenge even more interesting, Carl will be riding a pre-production racing bike designed by HRC Racing Frames and will also be riding solo to make the challenge as carbon neutral as possible.

“One of the most challenging factors is the short time frame which I have set myself in order to complete it," says Carl.

“However supporting Hope House will give me more focus when I go through inevitable periods of self-doubt during the challenge, thinking about the support they give to families when they need it most.”

Great Support

Base Architects, who have offices in Conwy, Cheshire & Shropshire are avid supporters of charities local to them and help make a difference where they can.

They recently supported our Final Moments Matter campaign, helping to raise over £500,000 to fund our end of life care services.

Fundraiser Bekki Fardoe said: “We are so grateful to Carl for undertaking this huge challenge to raise money for the children and families we care for. It will be tough, but we have every faith in him and wish him the best of luck."

Carl is raising money for Hope House Children’s Hospice and Severn Hospice equally. You can donate to Carl’s fundraising page.

If you have been inspired by Carl then you can sign up for our Cycle Challenge in August.