At Box My Wheels we hear all sorts of inspiring stories from the people who hire our boxes and we like to share them. This is the story of Paul Muldoon plus a great bunch of people who all dressed as Santa to take part in the recent NCCA UK charity cycle from London to Glasgow. The ride was a four day feat of festive endurance which took place earlier this month, covering over 250 miles in total. The Santa’s stopped at various hospitals along the way to drop presents off to children affected by cancer; imagine the smiles on their faces when they saw seventy Father Christmases cycling towards them…
Paul’s journey started in October when he had to do some work in Arizona; he desperately needed to start training for this event so hired a box to take his bike with him. After many weeks away in 30 degree heat he arrived back into the UK just when we had a blast of cold weather; some rapid acclimatisation was needed and he carried on training.
The preparation obviously worked as he not only completed the official Glasgow to London part of the event, but then carried on to add in an additional leg of his own.
Paul has friend in Belfast whose son was known as "Wee Oscar" (James Knox) and who had been fighting the rare children's cancer, Neuroblastoma for a number of years. This little boy had touched many hearts with his wonderful personality and died so young; the final stage of Paul’s amazing cycling Santa experience was to bike into Belfast, the home town of "Wee Oscar". We are always happy when we know our boxes have helped someone to achieve something amazing; if you would like to contribute to this cause please follow the link below: