Lewis Ireland, from our Islington team will be completing a charity cycle on behalf of POhWER in the Spring.

He will be cycling for ten days solo and on average he will be covering 100 miles per day - he will be camping along the way. He will start at Land’s End and finish at John O'Groats.

I am sure you will all join POhWER in wishing him luck, please feel free to donate and share his fundraising page to help him reach his target: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-ireland1

Please find below Lewis's training up dates:


'I've been recovering from a knee injury for the last few weeks, so I haven't been able to train.

I have a trial run booked in for the end of May where i'll be cycling from central London to King's Lynn, camping overnight and then cycling to Derby the next day. This will be around 230 miles in two days. the idea being to test out all of my kit and see if there's anything else i'll need. I'm just hoping my knee will be okay!

Until then I will be picking the miles back up slowly as to not aggravate the knee'


Lewis says: I’m about to go on holiday in Devon for the week, and aim to get some good training done whilst I’m there. Other than that I’ve just been running and trying to lose a few pounds of weight (which I won’t have to cart with me across the British Isles)

I’ll be finalising dates very soon and should have an itinerary of daily goals and distances ready to share with you in my next update.

Please keep donating: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-ireland1


Lewis Ireland has had to move the start date for his cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to the beginning of May due to a fall and concussion. He has had a rest to recouperate and is now feeling better. He is not giving up and there will be a training update and a picture of his tent coming soon.

There is still plenty of time to donate and show you support and encouragement for Lewis' training efforts so far click here.

'I cycled to Leicester a few weeks ago which was a 100 miles, a couple of 50 miles down to Richmond park, cycle to Cambridge a month or so ago which was 70 miles and then just running in between.

I’ll be cycling back to Derby for Christmas to spend time with my family which will be 120 miles and then I aim to 'get 500k cycled in the Christmas break.'

“ I have started to build the training up slowly so last week was 100 miles, this week should be around 150 and that will gradually build up to about 300-400 in the weeks preceding. There’s lots of high intensity as well so I won’t always need to cover such long miles, just do them much quicker.

I think I will start the charity cycle around the end of march/early April.

I’ll be camping on the go most nights to keep costs down; I may be a little smelly when I get back!".