Graeme Willgress' inspiring Ride 2 Recovery talk

Life Cycle UK's, Bike Minded project joined forces with Graeme Willgress last night for a special mental well-being event organised by the Bristol Cycling Campaign.

Graeme gave an open and inspiring talk about his struggles with poor mental health and how a chance encounter with a couple of cycle tourers led him to rediscover the joys of cycling. He spoke about the journey which eventually led him to embark on a solo 4000 mile cycle ride around the coast of the UK mainland in 2011.

Graeme's story is a compelling account of how cycling helps him with his mental well-being, something which our Bike Minded project is committed to. We also heard from Jacqui Wilcox, Life Cycle instructor, who discovered a passion for cycling after getting involved in Bike Minded two years ago. Both Graeme and Jacqui agreed that getting on a bike and cycling had helped them to smile again.

To find out more about Graeme and his rides follow the link to his book 'Riding2Recovery: a journey within a journey' on his website  and his page on Facebook

To find out more about our Bike Minded project, please follow the link here.