I, Matthew (Wappo) Westlake, have decided that whilst furloughed from my day job as a chef at St Enodoc Golf Club, I am taking up the ‘Around the World in One Day’ challenge.
Adhering to the social distance guidelines, I will be using a static turbo trainer in my living room. The only support will be my wife, Jo, who will be providing refreshments throughout the day as well as a selection of cushions and various ointments that might be needed towards the end!
If I am prepared to put my body through physical and mental exercise for 12 hours to allow somebody else to suffer less in these extraordinary times my mission will be worthwhile.
The plan to cycle as many miles as possible over a 12-hour period, starting at 6am on Thursday 7th May 2020.
Just to give you an idea of this challenge – Over the 12 hours I will be burn approximately 12,600 calories. This equates to over 16 Cornish pasties, 70 pints of lager or 157 glasses of prosecco! I will also need to consume at least 10 litres of drink to compensate for what I will be working off – so imagine drinking 68 cups of tea in 12 hours!
Any donations, no matter how big or small, can be made direct to my just giving page – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Wappo-On-Wheels
I also have a Facebook event page where you can monitor my progress throughout the day, post any messages of support to keep me going and keep my mind off the inevitable physical unpleasantness! Just visit Facebook and search – Wappo on Wheels.
#wappoonwheels #donateyourmiles #stenodocgolfclub
Everyone that donates £10 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win a carvery for two at St Enodoc Golf Club, once the club is fully open again. The winner will be randomly picked from the just giving page on Saturday 9th May 2020.
The story behind the challenge - Around the World in One Day
To circumnavigate the world by bicycle or by foot is 18,000 miles, so the challenge is simple – together, how many times can we travel Around the World in One Day?
We want to build a community of thousands across the UK every Thursday during lockdown, who will come together to put a shift in on turbo trainers, rowing machines and treadmills, whether it’s for 15 minutes or 15 hours! Why not join in on your home trainer and count your miles to support frontline healthcare workers. How far can you Manager? To find out more visit www.worldinaday.com
Keep active, stay positive and make a difference for our NHS staff and volunteers.
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