Biking for better futures – terrific trio embark on epic fundraising adventure

As the rest of us slept on Easter Bank Holiday weekend, three men from London – Ashley Dark, John Barker and Thomas Gallagher – set off at the crack of dawn to complete a very important challenge. The trio hit the saddles and embarked on a massive 200km cycling adventure from Wimbledon in the capital city all the way to Off the Record’s offices in Bath – all to raise money for vulnerable young people in need.

The three men did the over 125 mile journey in 12 hours – arriving in the city of Bath at 8:30pm, with only a few pub grub stops, energy sachets and sheer determination to help get them through the long, gruelling day.

So far, the team have raised £835 for Off the Record – an amazing figure and one that will have a huge impact for the young people we support. This funding could help us to provide around 150 Listening Support sessions to vulnerable young people in Bath and North East Somerset and could help to change lives.

Thomas wrote in his personal blog about the day:

“The ride to Bath, for me, was for my own health and to help support Off the Record.  Off the Record provides therapy for young people experiencing problems with their mental health, and I like their approach…[and] I would love to…help as many youngsters as possible.”

Read more of Thomas’s blog about their journey here.

Off the Record and all the young people we support would like to offer them a huge thank you and congratulate them for their sheer dedication and determination in undertaking this challenge for us – it is people like them that are helping us make a difference and change the lives of young people across Bath and North East Somerset.

Interested in setting up your very own fundraising challenge to support Off the Record? We would love to hear from you! Get in touch with our dedicated Fundraising Coordinator Laura Quinn by emailing or call us on 01225 312481 for more details.