By now I’m sure there isn’t a single person in the world that isn’t aware of the Covid-19 situation. A global pandemic that has essentially put the entire globe into a state of lockdown. Health systems and key-workers have been working tirelessly putting others first in a tremendous effort to keep others safe, make food available and ensure that we can all live our lives as “normal” as possible.

In the UK our Nurses, Doctors and other staff as part of the NHS (National Health Service) are going above and beyond working directly on the frontline of the pandemic to keep people safe and healthy treating those with Covid-19 and potentially risking their own health and wellbeing to do so.

This is why it is so important that we do our part and stay home in an effort not to further spread the virus and overrun our health systems.

A few people are going a step further to raise money for charities and the NHS whilst following our lockdown guidelines. One such person is Joe Killner (AKA @mtbjoe68).

Joe is raising money for an association of NHS charities by conducting a 12 hour bike ride from his home using a turbo trainer. If you’ve ever done a ride this long you will know what a challenge this is and to do it on a turbo trainer makes it even harder as it’s easier to loose motivation (my personal opinion).

At the time of writing this Article Joe has already raised an impressive £1,355 with an initial target of £850. He has already smashed his fundraising goal with the help of 87 generous donors.

I am hoping this article will spread the word further and help Joe raise even more money for such an important cause.

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“Been thinking what i can do to raise funds for the NHS and thought about doing a 12 hour ride. So this Saturday i will jump on my turbo trainer and begin a 12 hour shift to raise much needed funds for the  nhs.uk.

As most of you know i have a love / hate relationship with my road bike and I’m more at home on my Downhill bike, I’m no Geraint Thomas and what he is doing is amazing (He did steal my idea though) .

Please share my fund raising page and more importantly donate as much as you can afford. This is going to hurt lots but as they say ” No pain no gain” and its a small sacrifice compared to what all the NHS workers are currently doing. I will be using Zwift so please feel free to come for a ride with me. I’ll live stream my pain for you all to enjoy lol ,send a wave, abuse anything but mostly donations .

In the fight against COVID-19, healthcare workers serve as our first line of defence. Working tirelessly and treating patients with grace, their days are typically long. 12 hours long, and often more. Nurses, doctors, and hospital specialists sacrifice their personal safety day in and day out.

Please donate as much as you can to help the NHS continue with their work.  Don’t forget to add GIFT AID”

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Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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