SOMERSET farmer Nick Bragg, has set himself the pedal busting challenge of cycling 3,000 miles across Canada in 30 days to raise awareness and funds for the welfare charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I).
The challenge starts in Montreal in June 2019 and will see Nick and his trusty bicycle travel 3,000 miles across six states, through the mountainous terrain of the Rockies and finish by the iconic stone sculpture, Inukshuk, on the Vancouver water front.
Nick and his wife Claire own and run Frogmary Green Farm in South Petherton and have been supporting R.A.B.I for many years, while Nick’s self-appointed Trio of Triathlons last year raised over £1,600 for the charity.
Nick said: “After the enjoyment and self-satisfaction of completing the Trio of Triathlons, I realised my body, at 50 plus, was still fit enough to be challenged. So, on the dark evenings of November, I slowly came up with this challenge. What’s not to like about Canada? English speaking, beautiful farming countryside to cycle through and generally flat apart from the Rocky Mountains, “You never can tell what’s around the corner”, so to raise money for a farming charity that supports others less fortunate than myself gives me great pleasure R.A.B.I has been supporting farming people in financial need for 158 years with over £2 million in grants paid to 1,260 individuals and families in financial hardship in 2017 alone.
Nick will keep his followers informed of his progress with a training blog and through information on Frogmary Green Farm’s social media channels, Twitter – Facebook. For more information on Nick’s Cycling Challenge and to donate, visit https://uk.virgin- moneygiving.com