Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Derby businessman aims to raise thousands for charity by cycling 1,000 miles

Martyn Daykin, owner of Hide Burger Bar in Derby, is hoping to raise thousands for charity with a sponsored bike ride around Sri Lanka.

Martyn will be setting the pedals in motion in January 2021 and has set the goal of completing the ride around Sri Lanka in just seven days. He will be joined by his best friend, George Trueman from Ilkeston.

George is currently living in the Maldives and has been documenting his training journey. Meanwhile Martyn has been training in Derbyshire and Corfu in an attempt to replicate the harsh terrain and heat that Sri Lanka will present.

CALM (Campaigning Against Living Miserably) is a national charity who’s services aim to help people living with depression and mental health struggles seek help, provide counselling and assist in the prevention of suicide and self harm.

The charity has highlighted the need for more open discussion regarding mental health and the need to support charities like themselves in order to stem the flow of what they call preventable suicide, especially in men under 50.

Martyn and George have both explained that they felt passionate about the cause: “Across the country too many men are losing their battle with mental health, and we aim to make it ok to talk.

“In our local area alone we have seen too many men full of life that chose to take their life, and we aim to show that there are people out there to help you.”

The sponsored bike ride has gained huge support via social media, and has Derby-based business HUUB Design backing the duo as they embark on their journey. Martyn is hoping to get more businesses onboard with sponsorships and any help will be welcomed with open arms by the duo.

“As a community and families we can no longer allow this to happen. CALM is an amazing charity and we aim for it to become a household name. This ride will be the most physically demanding challenge we have both undertaken, Sri Lanka has some crazy hills and brutal temperatures, but we feel this is the only way we can show people that we care and their loved ones care too,” the pair added.

For more information regarding the dynamic duo’s journey and to donate to their cause visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/george-trueman1?fbclid=IwAR21I0zQZOoY8EnahQnGnSEqHbaGi6860BjbICMZZFQoAkE51hgpPLE-sKQ

A Facebook group can be found by searching ‘Sri Lanka 1000 Mile Challenge’.

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