On April 29th, 2016 Paul Andrew will begin a 1600 km cycling trek to raise funds for Branch Out Foundation and Parkinson’s UK. The ride from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG) has been undertaken since bikes were invented and has since developed a cult following.
LEJOG traverses the entire length of the island of Great Britain from the Southwestern tip to the Northeastern point. Traditionally this ride takes between ten to fourteen days, but Paul and his cycling partner aim to do it in eight, with no vehicle support. Amazing!
Parkinson’s treatment and awareness is a cause close to both Paul and his partner's heart. Both of them having a parent suffering from the disease. His mother’s condition was officially diagnosed in the summer of 2015, and was a major contributor for the Andrew family returning from Alberta, Canada to England in August 2015.
If you wish to reach out to Paul and learn more, shoot him an email at [email protected].
Parkinson's, a neurological disorder characterized by rigidity and motor deficits, is also of great interest to Branch Out Foundation. Branch Out has awarded a number of grants to students and researchers working on new treatments and researching alternative modalities for Parkinson's, including a music biofeedback program and a project utilizing haptic anchors to improve mobility in those suffering from mobility issues. We look forward to hearing more about Paul's trip very soon. :)