Swindon based cycling challenger James Stewart has now raised over £3000 for his chosen charity Reverse Rett after cycling unassisted from Swindon to the most southern point of Sicily; Portopalo Di Capo Passero.
Having set out on 23 May, James completed his journey to Sicily on 5 June having cycled more combined miles than the modern day Tour De France and in as many days, and then decided to continue on his final day to Malta.
On his JustGiving page, James said: “I have always wanted to do something for charity, but I knew it had to be for a cause I felt passionate about. The challenge had to be something more extreme than anything I’d done before, both physically and mentally.
“I have a 32 year old sister called Angela, who from birth has suffered from a cruel neurological disorder that has trapped her inside her own body, known as Rett Syndrome.”
Having aimed to raise £2300 for Reverse Rett, the charity dedicated to research and treatment of Rett Syndrome, as the Link went to press James had raised £3009.68 with over 100 donations to his cause.
James took to Facebook to say he was ‘stunned’ by the donations and has set up a day to day blog of his journey which you can read online: