Marathon man David cycles for 12 hours

December 23 2015

JUST the thought of spending one hour on an exercise bike can have many breaking out in a sweat.

JUST the thought of spending one hour on an exercise bike can have many breaking out in a sweat.

But for David Finch – a staff member at BS7 Gym – 60 minutes is nothing!

He undertook a gruelling 12-hour spin session, raising over £270 for World Cancer Research Fund UK.

The challenge was part of his fundraising effort for running the London Marathon in April.

David, 40, has set himself a target of raising £2,000. He has so far raised just over £400.

David said: “It was an extremely tough challenge and I feel very tired.

“It was made so much fun however by very generous friends, members and staff who gave up their time to keep me company, provide me with short breaks during the day and to keep me topped up with water and food.

“Thank you to them, to everyone who gave so generously and to BS7 Gym for facilitating the event.”

It is not the first time that David has run a marathon. He completed the Greater Manchester Marathon in April this year, followed by the Bristol to Bath Marathon in October.

He said on his JustGiving page: "I am so thrilled and excited to have been given the opportunity to run the greatest marathon of them all in 2016, the London Marathon and, in addition, to raise money for a wonderful charity doing amazing work, the World Cancer Research Fund UK."

Keep an eye out for further fundraising events over the coming months, by following David on Twitter at @DaveMarathonMan.

Donations can be made at BS7 Gym or online at: www.justgiving.com/David-Finch7/.

Dave Finch at BS7 Gym