Kian Pearson a student at David Nieper Academy is preparing for an ambitions charity cycle ride. Kian’s goal is to set a new record to become the youngest person in the UK to do the John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) cycle ride in less than 20 days. Kian who will be just 12 when he does the marathon cycle ride this July aims to complete the 998 mile journey accompanied by his father and uncle in 14 days in a bid to raise £10,000 sponsorship money for Dementia UK.
Kian’s granddad recently passed away following a difficult battle with dementia, prompting Kian to help other people with the illness. To prepare for his cycle ride he is training at a local gym 6 days a week, as well as swimming regularly and doing practice rides from his home to Skegness.
Our Club President together with other member’s this week paid a visit to the David Nieper Academy to hand a cheque for £250 to Kian for Dementia UK and to wish him well on his brave and ambitious charity ride.
Dr Kathryn Hobbs, the Headteacher at the David Nieper Academy commented:
“It is fantastic to have the Rotary Club support our students and help them to achieve their goals in life – this is what community spirit is all about! We are immensely proud of Kian, he becomes more committed to the challenge every day and we know he is training very hard.”
Kian’s journey will start on the 22nd of July this year from John O’Groats, to support his fundraising campaign visit https://kianjoglebikeride.co.uk or telephone 01773 832331