RealService founder Howard Morgan swapped his office chair for a saddle when he set off on a 1,600km (1,000-mile) cycling challenge.

Sadly, the trek which would have taken him the length of France, from St Malo to Nice, only lasted five days because he caught the dreaded Covid,

The good news is that even though he had to pull out 500km into the trip, he still raised £3,500 for the charity brainstrust.

A keen cyclist, Howard had been putting in extra training to get ready for the 13-day marathon.

He said: “While it was very disappointing to be forced to withdraw after just five days, and after doing so much training, I’m proud to have helped this amazing charity. I’d like to thank everyone who kindly donated to generously.

Man with a bike standing next to a signpost
Howard is a keen cyclist

“I’m delighted to have been fundraising for brainstrust, an amazing charity whose vision is for everyone with a brain tumour to feel less afraid, less alone and more in control.

“The organisation has provided wonderful support to our elder daughter Natasha, who was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in March 2017.

“Natasha’s treatment has thankfully been successful, and she is enjoying life to the full. If she has a low moment, the brainstrust team is always there to take her call.”

You can still support brainstrust, by donating to the charity here.

The story of Howard’s trip is available on his blog https//

logo for the charity brainstrust

Claire Middleton

Claire came to RealService with a background in sports journalism and lecturing. A sportswriter for the Daily Telegraph she covered the Olympic Games in Sydney and Beijing as well as many other major global events. After moving to Australia, she lectured on a Sport Diploma course and became a media law tutor at Curtin University in Perth. Now back in the UK, she aids the RealService directors around business development, marketing and communications.

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