CollegeUniversity of Bath
About William Caley
I’m a 19 year old fresher studying Maths and Physics at the University of Bath and a focus of mine this year is to try new things. I didn’t hesitate to apply for Bike the UK for MS after hearing about it through my uni. To me these 15 days will be a great chance to meet new people, face a gruelling challenge and all for a fantastic cause!
I can’t say I was much of a biker but I have been training hard since the Christmas holidays and I expect to be fully ready come July. Rugby has been my sport and I’ve fallen in love with rowing after picking it up this year. I’m also a keen musician. Hopefully after this I will have a lifelong passion for cycling too!
I’ve travelled around the world a bit with my family but I was born and am based in Reading. I spent several years living in Belgium and then in Bahrain (where I completely forgot how to ride a bike, it just wasn’t a done thing there). The last year or two I have spent back in the UK to finish school and begin an often neglected course at university. I love meeting new people and I’ll be opportunistic in that respect as I ride in a group on this trip.
I know only one person who suffers from MS - a dear friend to my family. I don’t think I would be doing this if it wasn’t for such a great charitable cause - that said I think I would do it for any charity! The other thing I'll be getting from this is a chance to get fitter and take on a challenge. I don’t have any particular personal ties to MS but when I’m struggling along the course, knowing that I’m helping people will spur me on.
I need to raise £1020 - that’s £1 per mile. I’m hoping everyone reading this will want to sponsor me!
William Caley's Fundraising
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