Suffolk Mind Trustee takes on 100-mile bike ride for charity

A trustee of Suffolk Mind is cycling 100 miles to raise money to help people with mental health difficulties. 

Julian Tyndale-Biscoe is taking part in Prudential RideLondon, the greatest festival of cycling in the world. He will be setting off on 29th July 2018 on his dad’s bike to raise money for Suffolk Mind and Mind nationally. Prudential RideLondon was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013. It’s to encourage more healthy and active travel across the capital. 

In 2013 Julian’s father, an experienced cyclist, was cycling in Leeds when he was hit by a passing motorist. Not only was his femur shattered, so was his confidence. He has since found it very difficult to get on two wheels and has given his bike to Julian

“When a close friend suggested taking part in Prudential RideLondon, I thought it would be a good way to take my Dad's bike out for a decent ride and at the same time raise money for Suffolk Mind and Mind. Being a trustee of Suffolk Mind, I know how the charity is transforming people's lives and helping to build mental wellbeing resilience across Suffolk. Even the smallest contribution would be welcome,” said Julian.

Julian joined Suffolk Mind as a trustee in 2011 and has since been made Vice Chair of the Board of trustees. 

Chief executive of Suffolk Mind, Jon Neal said: “Exercise and movement is linked to good mental wellbeing – we burn off cortisol, the stress hormone, when our hear rate increases, and our bodies produce endorphins, which make us feel good. Julian is providing a great example to the rest of us by getting on his dad’s bike and cycling across London, and at the same time raising vital funds for both a local and national charity.

“We’re particularly pleased that he’s recognising the important work that Mind does nationally – campaigning, lobbying and trying to get more government funding into mental health services – as well as Suffolk Mind delivering services locally.”

To donate towards Julian's cause, click here.

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