Pedal power pays off for David

David Isaac who is going to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats.
David Isaac who is going to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats.

WHEN David Isaac entered his 50s he made a big decision – he wanted to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

He had not put his pedal power to serious use for about 30 years, but the Stickney man got on his bike and started to cycle to work and back in training for the event.

And now, after riding almost 20 miles a day from Stickney to Johnsons Garden Centre, where he is managing director, he is feeling positive about starting the ride, which he is doing to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice.

The 52-year-old, who will begin the ride on Sunday, said: “It’s one of those little activities in life I’ve always wanted to do, and I thought if I don’t do it now I will never do it.

“I’m slightly nervous, but fairly determined as the sponsorship we have received is tremendous.”

David, who takes part in fundraising events every year, decided to raise money for the hospice as a member of his family recently suffered from breast cancer.

Already he and friend Martin Anderson, who is joining him on the 960-mile ride, have managed to raise £2,000, and they are hoping to reach £2,500 by the time funds are gathered.

To sponsor David visit www.justgiving.com/David -Isaac.