case study james 

James, autistic man, fundraiser and keen cyclist, tells us why he’ll be getting on his bike and joining Team Autism this August for our Ride London event…

Why have you chosen to cycle for the National Autistic Society?

I had quite a late autism diagnosis and the National Autistic Society has helped me understand more about autism, what being autistic is like for me, and what I can do to help myself.

Why have you chosen to take part in Ride London?

I am a keen cyclist, a member of my local cycling club (Settle Wheelers) and I have cycled in quite a few rides from 60m to 80 miles.

I needed a big challenge to push me over the 100 mile marker and it all fell in to place. Cycling 100 miles while fundraising for the National Autistic Society seemed like a great opportunity to do this.

How are you planning to train for the event?

I am very lucky for training living in the Yorkshire Dales. I have some pretty tough roads here, which will help me prepare for the challenge ahead. I’m planning on getting some good training miles in and will also be taking part in a couple of sportives.

How are you planning to reach your fundraising target?

I have set up a JustGiving page and shared it all over Facebook. I have also put a sponsorship form up at work and mentioned it to colleagues from various different departments at work, who have all dug very deep.

Are you ready for Ride London?

Join James and the rest of Team Autism as we cycle through the scenic streets of Surrey and central London this summer.

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