Arable farmer completes London to Paris cycle challenge for mental health charity
Date of alert:
Monday, 28 August 2023
An arable farmer from Wiltshire raised over £5,000 for charity after he cycled 318 miles from London to Paris to promote mental health in the sector.
Julian Cooke, a fourth generation farmer at a 900 acre farm in Swindon, cycled the feat in four days last month to support the Farming Community Network (FCN), a charity which supports farmers and their families.
Having had mental issues in the past two years, Mr Cooke said the experience with a team from Global Adventure Challenges, dedicated to creating 'life-changing challenge' events for groups and individuals, who wish to raise funds for their chosen charity, was ‘breathtaking'.
"What an amazing adventure," he said.