The Chair of CTC in Scotland, surgeon Mr Chris Oliver and his daughter Catherine Oliver, have almost completed an intense and gruelling 3,415-mile cycle ride across America in aid of international charity WaterAid. They are due to finish this Wednesday 28 June.
The pair left Los Angeles on 11 May and will ride into Boston after nearly seven weeks of intense riding - they can’t wait to reach the finish line.
They have now exceeded their fundraising target of £3,415 – representing £1 for WaterAid for every mile they have cycled. The achievement is especially incredible for Chris, an orthopaedic surgeon at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary, who just a few years ago weighed over 27 stone and struggled to complete the most basic exercise.