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Housing Charity Work

Welcome to my webpage about my charitable work.


Since leaving full-time employment in June 2019, I have taken up doing charity work by long-distance cycling. So far this has been focused on Prostate Cancer UK and the Fuller Center for Housing, a christian housing charity based in America, but building homes around the world.

In June, July and August 2019, I cycled across America from Seattle to Washington DC (3,500 miles) to raise funds for this charity. On the way, we improved 19 homes, in conjunction with local Fuller Center partners. It was an experience of a lifetime with many great, new friendships created!

In October 2019, I had the privilege of helping to build 11 homes in 1  week in Beauregard, Lee County Alabama, under the Millard Fuller Legacy Build. Beauregard was devastated by a massive tornado in March 2019 when 23 people died in one night. I worked with some of my cycling colleagues to help build one of these homes and help build hope, as well as homes into a shattered community.

The events of 2020 and 2021 were shaped by the global Covid 19 pandemic and that rather shot a hole in the plans for these years but rather than cancel everything, I undertook a series of virtual rides instead and have now clocked up some 18 medals from these virtual rides, as well as over 11,660 miles. 

In 2022, I undertook two rides for the Fuller Center with the Gulf Coast in the spring and then South to North from the  Gulf of Mexico to The Lakes - New Orleans to Cleveland, in the summer. Regrettably, the second trip included a  period of self-isolation as I came down with Covid, nevertheless I finished the ride in Cleveland and then spent some time with friends - doing yet more bike riding!! Then in September Elaine and I hosted 16 people from America and facilitated some ride here in England

in May/June 2023, I rode up the East Coast from Georgia to Maine, along with a reunion ride in Ohio in August and in the process it was confirmed that I have now raised more than $12,000 for the housing charity and reached in total over 19,600 miles since 2019.

In July 2024 I will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats with a couple of friends to raise yet more funds for charities, then in August I will be hosting 28 of my great American friends in South West Ireland. Life is good!

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Regular photos of the views and gang doing this journey

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