Flying Banana supports FRAME ....
Story archived June 14, 2010
As a committed vegetarian, Adrian supports the work that FRAME does.
He said: "The charity adopts a realistic measured approach to persuading researchers and scientists that there are genuine alternatives to medical experiments worthy of examination. FRAME's objectives are in tune with my view of the world in which species should co-exist naturally rather than be exploited in non-natural ways."
He has never been a keen sportsman but began a campaign of improving his general health as he approached his 50th birthday. As part of that plan he bought a bike and gradually developed the idea of a long distance ride, with the encouragement of his children.
Just 8 months later he is attempting a solo, self-funded, unassisted cycle ride, the length of the UK, of over 1000 miles, from June 5-19, riding an average 70-75 miles a day, through some of the hilliest parts of the UK. He has dubbed himself the "Flying Banana".
He said: "Apparently, I shall be climbing the equivalent of over twice the height of Everest from sea level (lucky I cannot remember big numbers) and will require additional energy requirements during the fortnight equivalent to eating over 300 extra bananas.Hopefully I shall be able to raise a lot of money for FRAME in the process."
You can support Adrian by sponsoring him through his JustGiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/flyingbananaframe