Derbyshire cyclist Zach raises almost £7.5K for Ashgate Hospice and pedals 285 miles in 24-hour indoor cycling challenge

A saddle-sore Derbyshire cyclist who took part in a 24-hour cycling challenge from the comfort of his own home has raised almost £7.5K for Ashgate Hospice so far.

By Andy. Done-Johnson
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 1:35 pm

Zach Law had been moved by the plight of the hospice which has seen fund-raising sources decimated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when its services have never been in greater need.

Zach kept the pedals turning for 24 hours, stopping only for toilet breaks, on Friday – clocking up nearly 300 virtual miles on a route which climbed mountains without leaving his home.

And the 34-year-old’s amazing efforts brought together a community as he live streamed the event via YouTube and was joined throughout by a host of his friends and family, either riding alongside him on the Zwift online cycling platform or sharing messages as Zach maintained a commentary.

Derbyshire cyclist Zach Law after completing his fundraiser for Ashgate Hospice

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Zach, 34, of Greenbank Drive, Ashgate, said: “When I set off with this crazy idea I hoped to raise £800, so to raise over £7,400 is absolutely phenomenal.

“Thank you to all my friends and family for the support, and to each and every one who donated to such a worthy cause. It was a very tough challenge but rewarding to see what was achieved by people pulling together.”

“I think it tells all we need to know how highly the hospice’s services are valued by the willingness of people to pledge sponsorship at a time when many are facing such uncertainty themselves during the on-going pandemic.”

You can still support Zach by clicking here.

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