Paul Celebrates His Newfound Health By Raising Thousands For charity!

September 25, 2017

Paul, in the ‘bad old days’…

Earlier this year we reported on the remarkable story of Paul Cooper, who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the beginning of the year, but has since managed to shed all his excess weight and has also reversed his diabetes diagnosis through a combination of sugar-free eating and regular exercise.

On 21st September 2017 Paul rode his ElliptiGO 11R 30-miles, in a charity fundraising challenge, which was a great demonstration of just how far he’s come after only a few months of ElliptiGO training. Below is his feedback, in his own words…

Following my Type II Diabetes diagnosis in Feb 2017, I embarked on a lifestyle change programme to combat the disease via lifestyle (rather than via medication). Part of that change was to exercise effectively – and my purchase of an ElliptiGO 11R has helped to facilitate this.

My company supports a different selected charity each year and the chosen charity in 2017 was the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. A sponsored cycle ride was organised for 21st September 2017, with a route starting in Bishops Stortford (Hertfordshire) and finishing at Victoria Park (London). I decided to give this a GO – riding on my ElliptiGO!

The 30-mile route was double my usual fitness route distance (so a significantly greater distance – and time on the road – than I am used to). My weekly fitness training route usually takes 1 hour and 15-20 minutes to complete, so I was anticipating a 3 – 3.5 hour duration for the charity ride (allowing for double the distance).

Clearly encouraged by the other riders – and by the thrill of the event – I managed to complete the 30-miles in 2 hours & 37 minutes! I was absolutely shattered at the finish, but the cold pint of Ale aided my recovery (and, in the process, I have raised over £2,000 for the Rainbow Trust)!

Paul, just after completing his charity ride…

You can see more details on my fundraising project by following this link

Many thanks,

Paul Cooper

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