A challenge could be a personal attempt to do something you might have never thought you could do, or it could be a mammoth event to do something that would stun anyone who heard about it; both apply what James Golding intends to do, and he intends to break a Guinness World Record while he’s at it.
On the 12 April, James Golding intends to break the current Guinness Seven Day Cycling World Record by cycling an incredible 250 miles per day for 7 days; the record currently stands at 1740 miles. The route will take James from the North East coast of France to Nice, on the south coast where he’ll then turn round and cycle back.
When James begins the record attempt on the 12th of April, it will be exactly five years since he walked out of hospital at a staggering 8 stone after having to learn to walk again following cancer. James was initially diagnosed in 2008 and at one point was given a 5% chance of survival, yet today he looks back over five years of incredible cycling challenges and charity fundraising.
On the run up to his record breaking attempt, James will be undertaking various other challenges, and all for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan are a charity who work with those who have cancer, the families of cancer sufferers, as well as health and social care professionals to improve the lives of the 1 in 3 people in the UK who will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
James says “Over the last five years I’ve ridden across countries, continents, been hit by a truck, been diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2011, been a part of over £2,000,000.00 of fundraising for charity and had a baby boy with my wife Louise.” Of all the types of challenges life can throw at us, it seems that James is tackling them all once.
You can read more about James’s challenges and make a donation on his Virgin Money Giving page.