Josh takes on four countries in four days

Josh Doncaster bike ride ANL-140325-085928001
Josh Doncaster bike ride ANL-140325-085928001

A Wimblington teenager will soon be embarking on a mammoth 440-miles cycle ride to raise money for Cancer Research.

Josh Doncaster (15), who was not previously a keen cycler, came up with the idea of cycling from the Ajax stadium in Amsterdam, Holland to his home in Wimblington.

He will be setting off on his journey on May 2 and is hoping to traverse four countries in four days, heading through to Belgium and hugging the coast into France before crossing the Channel back to England.

Josh, who is in Year 11 at Cromwell Community College, will be accompanied by his dad Kevin.

Kevin has done several one-day cycling events but has never attempted something like this.

Kevin said: “Josh just said one day, let’s do something and I want to do it for Cancer Research. When he said it, he had never done any distance cycling.

“I don’t know quite where it came from but he really wants to do it. He’s kept his training up and he’s very focused.”

The pair have been on a strict regime to get them conditioned for the fundraiser, cycling at least 25 miles every evening and doing 35-40 miles at weekends.

He is looking to increase the distances as the cycle ride approaches.

• To add to Josh’s fundraising for Cancer Research, visit He has already raised more than £650.