Residents at The Manor Care Home in Old Windsor are taking on a 1407km cycle throughout October and November, all from the comfort of their armchairs!
The famous Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle will take place using pedal exercise equipment and residents are taking on the challenge to raise funds for Children in Need.
Nikki McCarthy, Activities Co-Ordinator at The Manor, said:
“I feel that it is very important that our residents are given the chance to do their bit for charity as they have done throughout their lives. Living in a care home should not put barriers up as to what they are able to contribute.
Armchair cycling is something that almost everyone can take part in, and we decided age shouldn’t stop us, so we started our journey!”
It is not just the residents who are putting the miles in, all team members at The Manor have been contributing to the overall goal as well as cheering everybody on.
One resident, Valerie Hardman, is thoroughly enjoying the challenge so far, saying:
“I love that we can still do something and can contribute. Fitness has always been a passion of mine, so to be able to do this at my age is really quite extraordinary. It’s nice to see the staff joining in and gives a real feeling of working towards the goal together.”
Valerie continued, “We are not quite on the scrapheap yet!”
Those who would like to stay up to date with the challenge can follow all progress on The Manor’s Facebook page, and support is greatly appreciated via GoFundMe. So far, residents and colleagues have cycled 434 kilometres and are geared up to power through the rest!