Cyclist raising awareness for organ donation

Tavistock Times Gazette | Sam Hughes

AN Okehampton Cycling Club member will be pedalling more than 500-miles to the Basque Country next week and then back again, but he won’t be asking people to put their hands in their pockets as it is not a charity ride, he said, just a commute to work — one in which he hopes to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Fifty-year-old Nigel Hale-Hunter is a cycling coach and has been contracted to provide support for another company’s cycling tour in the Basque Country.

Instead of just flying down to Biarritz as he has done when he has previously worked there, he has decided to hop on his bike and cycle from the Roscoff ferry port down to his destination in four to five days and then back in four to five days, unsupported, to try to raise awareness for Transplant Sport and organ donation.

Nigel said: ‘It’s a commute — a ride to work and like so many I will be leaving late and in a hurry. After an overnight ferry on September 19, to Roscoff, I will be on the road for up to 12 hours a day, riding unsupported the 500 miles on my way to the Basque Country for a few days work and then I’ll ride back again. Continue reading.