A dedicated dad dared to cycle nearly 200 miles riding his eight-year-old daughter’s pink bike. Over six days, Wesley Hamnett rode from Glasgow, Scotland, to Manchester, England.
English father doing good raising money for local charities
The dad took on this unique journey to raise funds for charity. He decided to raise funds for various charities and hospitals after his granddad passed away from cancer last year. His original plan was to cycle from Russia to his home in Lancashire, but the current environment forced him to change his plans.
After nearly eight busted tires and a six-hour-long grueling stretch, the father of two arrived at his home on September 21. He endured grueling pain and reached peaks as high as 1,350 feet at the Shap Summit in Cumbria, England.
Wesley told the Mirror, “I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. Hell, I wasn’t sure if the bike was going to make it all the way. I felt like I was going to die during certain stretches, but it was all worth it.
Good Samaritan overcame the challenges and completed his bike ride.
The father of two rode 38 miles a day, helping four local charities. He wrote on Twitter that he would ride his daughter’s bike if he received 10,000 retweets and £1,000 in donations.
It’s good to see those who can challenge themselves to do something that seems impossible, all in the name of charity. Have you heard someone doing something similar in your community? Share your thoughts and comments in the section below.