On the 27th August 2014, Joe Quinn will be setting out from Land's End to cycle nearly 1000 miles to John O'Groats. Joe is a retired 69 years young pensioner who currently lives in Strathspey in the Highlands of Scotland. He joined the Kintail Mountain Rescue Team in 1982 and eventually became a Team Leader for a number of years. At this time, Joe was also a member of the Ratagan Volunteer Fire Unit...so life was pretty hectic!
Originally, Joe had not planned to complete this challenge as a charity fundraiser, but then he got to thinking and decided that someone should benefit from his efforts, and that someone was Help for Heroes (H4H). Many have asked him, why H4H? Although he worked closely with the Royal Navy, it really wasn't this connection that made him think of the Charity. Rather, it was someone he worked with who had been engaged in ordnance disposal with the Army in various theatres of conflict and who had done so much to help protect both his comrades and the public whilst putting his own life on the line. In a nutshell, this is why he chose H4H.
If you would like to support Joe on his amazing challenge please visit his online giving page.