Photo of 40tude cyclist Andy Peterson at the finish of his Tom Smith 4 Points RideThe Rider:

A supporter of 40tude since its inception, Andy Peterson (55) hails from Dollar in Scotland.  An ex-rugby player turned referee as well as keen cyclist, Andy has taken part in many a 40tude Cycle Challenge as well as the Milan-St. Remo ride (300 km non-stop, in under 10 hours) - in the name of 40tude.  

The Ride:

In order to raise £100,000, Andy set himself a significant challenge.  In just seven days between 16-22nd July he cycled, solo and unsupported, between the four compass points of the UK mainland.  

"The 4 compass points were Lizard Point (most southerly), Lowestoft (most easterly), Dunnet Head (most northerly), and Ardnamurchan Point (most westerly)" explains Andy.  "My father, who also died from colon cancer, is from Ardnamurchan and is buried close to the Point, which is why I wanted to finish my ride there."

Hear more from Andy about his motivation for taking on this massive challenge in this short film made after he reached Lowestoft on Day 2 (one of the hottest days on record in the UK): 

The Route:  2,500 km  - 18,000 m climbing  - 7 days  - 360 km per day  - 16 hours a day in the saddle - cycling day & night

You can listen to Andy reflecting on his epic ride, why he chose to put himself through it, and the difference that everyone's support along the way made to him in this video here

For more please visit 40tude's YouTube channel where you can find some short reels charting Andy's incredible progress throughout the seven days that he was on the road. 

Catch up also with our tweets below to find out more, including the national media coverage his extraordinary ride received: