Nick Jobe, 25 and Ben White, 26, both of Southsea recently finished taking part in the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling trip to honour a friend who survived an accident. Averaging 85 miles a day for 11 consecutive days, they covered just shy of 950 unassisted miles.
“On 22nd August 2010 a good friend of ours had a severe cycling accident and suffered a life threatening head injury. He was taken to the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton where emergency surgery was carried out to save his life. Under the constant guidance and care of a specialist neurological team, he made unprecedented progress and was transferred to a rehabilitation ward back in Portsmouth only 3 weeks after the accident.
His survival and recovery is incredible and if it wasn’t for the staff and the facilities at the Wessex Neurological Centre, the chances of him surviving at all would have been very slim. We are doing the Lands End to John O’Groats cycle as an acknowledgement of this and to try and raise as much money as possible for them to go towards the Smile4Wessex charity fund raising.”
To donate money please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/benandnicklejog