There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that my ride from New York to San Francisco will be done on my trusty Specialised Tricross. I originally bought this bike from Certini’s in Saltash back in 2006 before I first cycled LEJOG and since then it’s carried me on 2500 miles and £10,000 of … More The Bike (part 1)
A few weeks ago I asked Facebook friends to let me know who they knew in America. As you might know my plan is to essentially do a speaking tour on bicycle – visiting community groups to talk about my journey, both physical and mental. Whilst I’m hoping my talk will be engaging and I’ll … More Discovering America
So today I ran my first 10k. It’s been about 6 months since I did my first training run (which was a 5k park run so dire I took a 2 month break). I had to talk about half of the distance, and probably wouldn’t have finished if I wasn’t accompanied by my champion cousin … More The first 10,000 metres
Earlier this month just over a dozen lovely people joined me in taking cake to work on July 3rd to raise money for the MS Society. There were some amazing cakes (trust me – I tried to eat as many as possible!) and best of all lots of money was raised – over £600 and … More £600 worth of Cake!
Like essentially everyone on the planet I spend more time than I would like to admit on social media, scrolling through your posts and your photos and your comments. It is more than a little bit addictive, and I’m not sure it’s always great for our mental health. You see, what we do is scroll … More Baked Beans on Toast Syndrome
In 2020 I’ll be cycling across America to raise money for research into MS whilst also talking to as many people as possible about mental health, trying to tackle the stigma which can surround it (read more about this at The first step – announcing #AntonyinAmerica). I’m hoping to raise £20,000 – a significant amount … More Cake Across America
The Chinese have a wonderful proverb – a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. This is that step. In 2020 I will cycle across America, aiming to raise £20,000 to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and people with mental health issues. On the way I’m going to speak to as many … More The first step – announcing #AntonyinAmerica
Happy April everyone! Here is another powerful anonymous mental health blog – a call to action for us all to keep fighting the blackness. The Blackness It started when he died. The all-consuming black feeling came over me, like I sucked in blackness with the news. Grief they called it, and for several years it … More Headspace #18
This week at work I once again became a fully qualified, certificate wielding First Aider. Go me! Many of you will have done the course, allowing access to the green box of magic in case of owwies. The course I went on was very engaging – an opportunity to learn the theory and practice the … More 5 things you can do in 5 minutes that might just save a life.
Hi folks This week’s blog is a must read – one I’ve kept in reserve for Eating Disorder Awareness Week which begins today. One from one of the bravest and most lovely people I’ve had the good fortune to come across. One which proves that early intervention and really listening to someone with a mental … More Headspace #17