Support Nick on his 24 Hour Cycle Challenge

Some of you may know that VCV member, Nick Tarmey, has been in training to take on a 12 hour time trial this year. Well, despite some amazing efforts already accomplished he has decided to temporarily shelve his racing for the greater good of humanity, as duty calls.

But rather than letting his training go to waste, he is taking on the crazy challenge to ride 500 km in 24 hours raising funds for the Portsmouth Hospitals Charities.

Here’s Nick’s story…

With my work as an ICU consultant looking likely to get pretty busy over the next few months, I have decided to put my bike racing on hold for 2020… but I had to do something useful with my training, so I’m raising some much-needed funds for our patients and their families with this big bike challenge.

24 Hour Challenge

On Friday 13th March, I will attempt to ride the 500 km from Lands End to QA Hospital, Portsmouth, in 24 hours. I’ll be riding self-supported (with food and drink stashed along the route), following a hilly course with over 6,000m of climbing. I can’t promise I’ll succeed – it’ll be at the limit of my abilities – but I promise I’ll give it everything I’ve got!

Raising Funds for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

I hope you can help by sending me your support and by making a donation. 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards additional facilities and support to help the comfort and care of our critically ill patients and their families. Getting a bit tired on a bike is nothing compared to what these brave people go through, so anything we can do to make things easier for them is hugely worthwhile.

If you would like to support Nick you can make a donation at