Cycling supremo rides across Britain in 9 days to raise money for families with disabled children

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Thursday 9 September 2021

Dad-of-three Agustin Crespo is cycling 970 miles across Britain in just 9 days to raise money for Contact.

Agustin, from Wimbledon, started his epic journey on 4th September on the coast of Cornwall and will finish on the 13th in the north of Scotland.

His eldest daughter has mild cerebral palsy and he wanted to raise money for other families with children who have additional needs. He is a keen cyclist and has been training for many months after the event was postponed last year due to Covid.

Agustin said: “I took up this challenge for two reasons. First, I wanted to show my children and others that if you work hard anything is possible. The sky is the limit. And second, I know there are many families with disabled children who experience tough times so I wanted raise funds for Contact, which I know provides superb and vital support services for families with disabled children.”

The Deloittle Ride Across Britain covers 970 miles of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes accessible on two wheels. passing iconic locations such as St Michaels Mount, Cheddar Gorge, The Severn Bridge, The Lecht and Forth Bridge.

Kaya Korablina, Contact’s fundraising officer, said: “We know that families with disabled children continue to be disproportionately affected by the fallout of the Covid pandemic, and our services are vital in supporting them now and in the future. That’s why we are so grateful to Agustin for his efforts to fundraise for us to support families with disabled children across the UK. Covering over 100 miles a day on his bike is an incredible achievement and we wish him luck in the final stages of his epic journey!”

To support Agustin, visit his JustGiving page.