Mental health awareness is the aim for a HSDC art teacher on a mission to cycle 300 miles in September.
Mark’s challenge is one of many across the country this September, as Mind is encouraging its supporters to cycle 300 miles – the equivalent of the distance from London to Amsterdam.
Mark, who is also a professional artist, said:
“Talking from experience, I feel it’s important to remove the stigma and negativity surrounding phrases like ‘man up’ for example.
“Not taking care of yourself and closing off from friends and family can have detrimental effects on your mental health.
“Along with art and music, I have discovered over recent years that cycling has helped me find the space and time to lose myself and clear my head.
“So much so, I sold my car and I ride on average 22 miles a day to HSDC Havant from Fareham.
“Come rain or shine I’ve pushed myself to do as many miles as possible this month and any donations would be gratefully received during these hard times!”