North Yorkshire cyclist Jack raises more than £2,000 for air ambulance
Jack Jordan collected more than £2,500 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by cycling from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats.
The 26-year-old usually exercises horses for his job but took up cycling during the pandemic.
“My boss’s dad lent me his road bike and I decided to pedal to the Lake District, which was a difficult 117 miles,” said Jack, who is originally from Scarborough and currently living in Sheriff Hutton.
“When I returned, I thought that I’m 26, young and fit and that I wanted to do something to raise funds for an important cause.
“I told a few people that I was aiming to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats in five days and I had quite a few doubters. That lit a fire in me to complete it.”
Jack cycled an impressive 173 miles a day supported by his girlfriend Cara Richardson, who travelled alongside Jack and stopped every 40 miles to provide a familiar face and sandwiches.
Cara’s brother, Rafi, supplied Jack with a bike for the challenge from his business Ra Bikes.
“It was a mental hurdle,” said Jack. “I set off at 5.30am and then when it got to 1pm it would dawn on me that I would still be cycling at 9pm. It was 13 hours on a bike a day.”
When asked how he feels about completing the challenge, he said: “It’s a money-can’t-buy experience - money can’t make you pedal from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland.
“I’m glad I was able to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Every time I see the helicopter in the sky, it will remind me of what I have achieved.”
Kevin Hutchinson, East Yorkshire Community Fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to congratulate Jack on completing such a challenging cycle ride and thank him for supporting the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and raising an incredible £2,500 for the charity.”
To support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and to donate to Jack’s Just Giving page visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jack-jordan4?fbclid=IwAR3IeREuyPtcMH1D6_uD8R9y32ynvyFHyZiPj7KFxRo7foDGqPGwDj-PVDo