Endurance rider Mike Hall is busy finalising his preparations for the Global Cycle race that starts in London on 18th February. The route choice is down to each rider, they just have to travel 18,000 miles (29,000 km) around the world carrying GPS trackers so we can all follow the rider’s progress. Mike will going all out to break the Guinness World record for the fastest cycle circumnavigation of the earth which currently stands at 106 days. With less than three weeks to go Mike has taken time out to sign up for the Cycle a Difference Vietnam challenge ride.
Mike said “as an endurance rider, cycling for me is all about finding new challenges and expanding my horizons. I wasn't aware 10,000 babies die everyday worldwide in developing countries mainly from easily preventable causes. I was talking to a friend just the other day who's son was kept on the neonatal ward in Birmingham for a few days before going home, it was no drama for them but in another country, like Vietnam, it could have been the difference between life and death. The direct work that Newborns Vietnam is doing is going to give more babies a chance to survive, their approach is all about making long-term lasting change and for newborns this all about training for nurses. The combination of the sport I love, a great cause and at the end of the ride seeing first hand what my sponsorship will support ticks all the boxes for me.
I am also pleased to be on board to help the Cycle a Difference team make this a great team ride. This is a great opportunity to share my experience and encourage us all to give the ride our best shot – no racing, just us out there helping a great bunch of people in Da Nang change the life chances of thousands of babies.”
Check out Mike's website www.normallyaspiratedhuman.com
Photo of Mike by Joolze Dymond