Housing boss to cycle 1,000 miles
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
A housing association chief executive is preparing to cycle 1,000 miles to raise money for charity.
Ashley Hook, CEO of mhs homes, will cycle more than 85 miles a day over the course of the 12-day challenge, in a bid to generate funds for the Kent Autistic Trust.
The route starts from the remote Cape Wrath, the site of a military firing range, which is separated from the main road network by the Kyle of Durness and is only accessible by boat.
Mr Hook has been in serious training; despite battling injury he managed to complete the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice’s 'Wheels for Wisdom' 65-mile ride last weekend.
The Cape Wrath to Dover cycle is a similar feat to the well-known Lands End to John O’Groats route, which the CEO completed in 2006.
Mr Hook said: ”Kent Autistic Trust is a fantastic local charity; it makes a real difference to people’s lives and has inspired me to challenge myself to help raise much-needed funds. I am 50 this year – call it a mid life crisis – but I really want to do something to help their incredible work.”
mhs homes has become the largest independent provider of social housing in the Medway region, and currently has over 20,000 tenants.