Elephant and Castle couple plan 24-hour static cycle for the NHS

Katherine Johnston (21 April, 2020)

They are aiming for 450 miles - all from their living room

36309Olivia and Charlie

The living room cycle station

A couple from Elephant and Castle are planning a 24-hour ‘static cycle’ in their living room to raise money for the NHS.

Olivia Prichard, 32, and Charlie Walker, 31, from Wooler Street aim to ride 450 miles on their stationary bike on May 1 – the distance from London to Edinburgh.

The pair, who are due to get married in August, say that while one rides the other will catch up on sleep and food before swapping over.

They will also be enlisting the help of a friend to mind their Staffie, Beamer, during the challenge.

“Although we both enjoy the odd spinning class, we’ve never taken on such a challenge as this, but watching 99-year-old Tom Moore walk 100 laps of his garden we thought about what we could do to help our frontline NHS heroes,” says Olivia.

Charlie added: “Like most couples, we would just watch a bit of telly and have a few beers on a Friday night.

“We’re basically swapping a few pints for a few gallons of sweat!”



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