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Pedal Power by Nick Veasey
  • Writer's pictureAnnette Culshaw

Lands End to John O'Groats by eBike

Bob and Annette as they near John O'Groats
I hope we fare better than these two!

"Yes, in September this year we really are going to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats by eBike and truthfully I am bricking it. It is no small challenge given our ages". 

Bob is 73 and Annette is 69.

"The first reaction we get when we tell anyone what we are planning is 'You are mad!'

At this moment in time I am inclined to agree." 

Bob’s son Nick, is currently in Harefield Hospital awaiting a heart transplant. He has been in hospital for nearly six months so far, and may have to wait much longer, such is the shortage of hearts for transplant. He has a wife and two young children at home many miles away from the hospital, so his emotional journey is so much more difficult than our ow

He has always been fit, but has a debilitating heart disease known as ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy) It is a disease which strikes young athletes, usually in their teens and was originally known as the Sudden Death Syndrome.

Nick is 42years old and has had severe heart problems since he was 16, had seven lots of heart surgery and his heart is now in end stage heart failure.

He is one remarkable man, whose courage and positivity shines through everything he does.

Nick & Bob at Harefield Hospital
Bob & Nick at Harefield Hospital. Nick's appearance gives no indication of how poorly he is

Our journey on our electric bikes is to raise awareness of the need for people to sign up for organ donation, to support Nick and to raise money for The Harefield Transplant Appeal.

We both get embarrassed asking people to help us as it is something entirely unfamiliar to both of us, but we are inviting you to support us by making a donation to the Harefield Transplant Appeal. They are raising money to purchase four new organ care machines. These machines will enable donor hearts to stay beating and will replace the old system of transplanting hearts in ice boxes. It will allow many more hearts to be transplanted. To donate, please go to

If any of you reading this would like to organise a fundraising event, however small, we would be over the moon!

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