Wallace cycles the length of Britain to raise money for his club Belvedere
August 28, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
A Belvedere ABC boxer has ridden the length of the country from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for his club and local charity The St Matthew’s Project.
Adam Wallace has covered well in excess of 800 miles despite never having cycled seriously before – and raised £3,900 for his good causes so far.
He completed the trip in two weeks alongside three friends, Sam Mence, Alex Sneddon and Joe Marron.
The money will be split 50/50 between the two causes, both based in London.
“I wanted a challenge and thought it would be a great way to see more of the UK,” said Wallace. “I thought it would be a great way to give back to organisations that have had an impact on my life over the last few years and that are also allowing future generations to learn in positive environments.
“Initially, we were aiming to aim to raise £1,000, but have been overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity and are currently at £3,900.
“The toughest bits were definitely the adversity of broken bikes, cycling into the 30mph headwinds of Storm Ellen, the steep hills of Cornwall and just the consistency of waking up every day knowing we’ve got 70-odd miles ahead of us.
Belvedere Head Coach Damola Ojo added: “We are really appreciative of everything Adam has done for us. We are so proud of him and he done this completely off his own back.
“This will really help us secure our future considering what a tough time the club has endured over the last few months due to COVID-19. Adam and his friends are a great representation of the club.”
If you can donate to Adam’s fundraising, click here.