Reasons for doing the ride:
I am a keen keen cyclist limited only by old age and decrepitude and a remarkable lack of talent. Currently, I work as Consultant Cardiologist in the Congenital Heart unit in Bristol. Formerly, I was a Research Registrar in the Freeman Hospital at the time the first paediatric transplant was carried out. Ideally I will be doing this on a tandem with my long suffering wife (Maggie)
Cycling experience/miles per day:
Currently Commuter cyclist of a few miles daily. Occasional splurges of extreme exercise. Previous completion of London- Paris ride (on a tandem), with a smattering of long distance triathlons, a couple Ironman distance, and a rather slow completion of the Coast to Coast run/cycle Kayak race from Nairn to Glencoe.
Maggie has completed the London-Paris ride three times – once of a tandem with me and twice on a single bike.
Delusions of fitness and youth.
None else relevant.
copious quantities of percy pigs and occasional mars bars.
Keen cyclist limited only by old age and decrepitude and a remarkable lack of talent. Currently, Consultant Cardiologist in Congenital Heart unit in Bristol. Formerly Research Registrar in the Freeman Hospital at the time the first paediatric transplant was carried out. I have a research programme looking at exercise and heart disease and I am a sports cardiologist working with SportsCardiologyUK. Maggie is a former nurse and manager of sportscardiologyUK.
Team Mash has added – Graham Stuart and his team looked after Kevin Mashford as soon as he moved to Bristol in 1998 and is largely responsible for me still being here. It was he and his team that referred me for transplant assessment, Graham has always been on the end of a phone call, text or e-mail no matter when. His dedication to his patients is unfaltering and one of the most humble, unassuming gentlemen you will ever wish to meet. I am both honoured by his presence on the ride and proud to know this wonderful man.