Cycling 950 Miles in Aid of Lifeskills

In May 2018 Lifeskills General Manager, Andy Townsend, with a team of business colleagues, friends and supporters will be cycling the length of Britain in aid of Lifeskills. Between the 6th and 17th May 2018 the group are planning to ride 950 miles, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in just 12 days – that’s approximately 80 miles each day! The aim of this challenge is to raise a whopping £50,000 for Lifeskills and help thousands of people across the West of England area to live healthier, happier and more independent lives. Training is already in full swing and all our riders have been braving the winter weather to get some practice miles under their belts.

Why not show them your support by visiting our fundraising page at and making a donation. This really is a fabulous cause and every penny you donate will make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Every year over 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK and over 200,000 are seriously injured in England alone. The estimated cost to society is around £150 billion a year, not to mention the huge emotional cost to the families left devastated by the effects of a serious accident.

Rather than treating this issue re-actively, and dealing with the consequences of an accident once it has happened, Lifeskills takes a proactive approach to accident prevention.  Our aim is not to wrap people in cotton wool but to give them the skills and confidence to do more, without putting themselves or others at risk. Our interactive scenarios give visitors the opportunity to experience difficult situations, make choices and learn from their mistakes, making it an incredibly effective and memorable way to learn.