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The Cycling Scouser is back

The Cycling Scouser is back in action - and this time, he’s looking to crack America in an epic coast-to-coast challenge to raise money for the Charlie’s Chance Foundation. 

Andrew ‘Rogo’ Rogerson, 34, made headlines in 2015 with his previous legendary challenges that saw him cycle 10,000 miles from Shanghai to his hometown of Liverpool (unassisted and untrained!) and run five marathons in five days in the sweltering heat of the Jordanian desert. 

Andrew has raised over £27,000 since his fundraising journey began. 
This year, he’s taking on a gruelling 40 day coast-to-coast challenge across the United States of America in aid of Charlie’s Chance Foundation, a charity established to support children and their families affected by cancer. 

He’s looking to raise a whopping £30,000, which is his biggest target to date. 
Rogo set off in summer 2018 to complete the epic USA challenge, but the journey was sadly cut short after he was called home when his beloved mum was taken poorly, and later died.

After taking time out to be with his family, Andrew was keen to get back on the saddle to complete the challenge and raise money for the cause, which is close to his heart.
The ride will see Rogo race against the clock to make the 3,343 mile distance in just 40 days. The massive feat will require eleven solid days of cycling to make the distance, which will leave just a small amount of time to rest and refuel. 

His journey will begin from the city of Kalispell in northwest Montana, with him spending 10 days tackling the Rocky Mountains, facing not only an uphill battle with the tough land, but potentially bears and mountain lions too!

From the Rockies, he’ll be looking to increase his pace through flat North Dakota, before cycling through Chicago, Cleveland and, ultimately, the finish line at Jaguar Land Rover’s North American headquarters in New Jersey. 

In between the start and finish points, the Jaguar Land Rover engineer will face the elements with just a rucksack and a tent to accompany him through the majority of the journey. 

Andrew said: “As long as Charlie is fighting his battle I feel as though getting back on the bike is the least I can do. Even though the last ride was longer, I think this one is going to be more of a challenge. 

“It’s a 40 day race to get back home. I’ll be covering daily distances much larger than the last ride, and I’m definitely not built for speed! I’ve also got the Rocky Mountains to deal with, and then there’s the bears. 

“As with all the challenges though, difficult doesn’t even come close compared to battling Leukaemia for a decade.” 

The Charlie’s Chance Foundation was set up when the son of a close friend and work colleague of Andrew’s, Charlie, was diagnosed with leukaemia and was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. 

The entire journey will be supported by Andrew’s employer, Jaguar Land Rover, who has supported the charity since it was founded. Charlie’s Chance is Jaguar Land Rover Halewood’s charity of the year, voted for by employees. 

The aim of the foundation is to relieve sickness and promote and preserve good health of children with cancer by the provision of funding. Charlie’s Chance assists with fundraising to enable children with cancer to access beneficial treatments not offered by the NHS and to provide emotional and other support for them, their families and carers. 

Andrew’s journey began on 14 May 2019 from Seattle. You can donate to Charlie’s Chance through The Cycling Scouser’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cyclingscouse

 

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