Berwick’s Michael Brennan has completed an epic 280-mile cycle to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Michael decided to take on the challenge after his dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
The 23-year-old cycled from London to Brussels in just three days, raising just under £3,000, with donations still coming in.
“It was one of the hardest yet most rewarding challenges I have ever faced,” Michael told the Advertiser. “At times I felt like I had nothing left to give, but then you would remember why you were doing what you were doing and you found that little extra energy.
“Over 80 people took part in the challenge and it was amazing to share similar stories and be part of such a challenge. The group in total raised over £98,000 which I’m sure will help many families and individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s.”
Michael described the challenge as “a life changing experience”, and says he would encourage anyone who is thinking about raising money for charity to just do it.
He added: “I want to say thank you to all my sponsors for their kind donations, and a special thank you to Wilson’s Cycles, Renton Swans Vetenary Practise, Jus Roll, Berwick Rugby Club and Haggerston Castle Golf Course.”