07/04/2021 FINAL UPDATE -
Thanks again to everyone that has donated and supported me on this challenge, I'm thrilled to have raised over £200 (a pound for every mile nearly). I'm closing this now with a final message, to say that I'm proud to have achieved the miles target and raised a good chunk of money for a good cause. I feel a lot more fit than when I started thankfully and look forward to returning to sport and the pool soon!

27/03/2021 UPDATE -
Today I finally surpassed 200 miles clocked, achieving my goal! Starting on 1st of March, 21 rides and 22 hours on the bike later, I've now ridden 204 miles around the local area. I'm very proud to have accomplished this. But the month isn't over yet, so I'll be out a couple more times and who knows what the final tally will be. Once again I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has donated, it means a lot and I'm sure the money will be put to good use. And if you haven't yet, consider doing so!

17/03/2021 UPDATE -
Quick message to say I've heard from some people who have had trouble donating. If you're looking to sponsor me please make sure you use the BLUE donate button above my picture. I'm sure the charity greatly appreciate any and all contributions but only this donation method will allow you to leave a comment and update the total, thanks!

14/03/2021 UPDATE -
Thank you so much everyone for your donations, I have been truly humbled by your generosity. We're not even halfway through the month and we've already smashed the £50 target. I very much appreciate it. Today I also passed the 100 mile marker, so I'm making good progress and am on track to complete the challenge! I'll keep cycling on!

Hello!

After a strange couple of months where we've all kept in our own homes for everyone's safety, many people will have spent a long time away from water and many people will have felt themselves become much more sedentary too. And so arguably the risk to people of all ages and abilities when pools and leisure centres eventually reopen is greater than ever. Many community groups that provide water safety education and water access have struggled to keep going during this time, without the regular income they usually have. So when the RLSS informed me of this challenge I thought it was a great idea! Not only to get myself off the sofa before returning to work again in April, but to do something worthwhile at the same time by helping the RLSS's mission to allow everyone to enjoy being in or near water safely.

I'm aiming to CYCLE 200 MILES in my local area from the 1ST of MARCH to the 1ST of APRIL. You can follow my progress every day on my Strava profile page:

https://www.strava.com/athletes/79720461

You can also see other lifeguards across the country taking part in this challenge on the RLSS's club page, who as a collective are also trying to conquer the total 15,600km around the UK and Ireland:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/843985/recent_activity

MILESTONES:
☆ - 50 Miles (achieved 6th March)
☆ - 100 Miles (achieved 14th March)
☆ - 150 Miles (achieved 21st March)
☆ - 200 Miles (achieved 27th March!!!)

FINAL TALLY:
226.6 miles.
24 hours ride time.
23 outings. Jack Hudson