Student to cycle length of London tube network for HIV charity
Medical student Adam Fairris is preparing to cycle the length of the London tube network to raise £1,000 for Terrence Higgins Trust.
At the end of this month, the 21-year-old will cycle 300 miles across five days, following the rough path of London’s 11 underground lines.
Each morning between Monday May 30th and Friday June 3rd, the student will travel to final destinations such as Cockfosters and West Ruislip to start the day’s route.
He expects to ride past 270 tube stations and most of London’s best-known landmarks. He is undertaking the challenge with a friend, who is supporting another charity.
Mr Fairris said: “Terrence Higgins Trust is a wonderful charity and a cause I feel very strongly about. Far too few people, especially in my generation, have anything like enough information about sexual health, HIV or how to prevent its spread.
“I’ve received an amazing amount of support from both THT and my peers and I can’t thank either enough. By Friday, the thought of the crowd at the finishing line at Bank station will probably be the only thing keeping me going!”
Simon Whiteman, community fundraising manager at THT, said: “We’re delighted Adam has picked THT to benefit from his sponsored ride around the capital. This is a hugely impressive feat, not just of endurance and physical fitness, but also of the navigation skills necessary to master the intricacies of the London A-Z. We wish him the very best of luck!”