In November 2021, the Logistics team based at the Lighthouse Lab, embarked on a 6,389 mile journey, virtually cycling the distance from Plymouth to Wuhan, China.
After having experienced his fair share of serious ailments these past few years, including contracting Covid back in March 2020, Logistics Manager, John Fyffe suffered from long-Covid which left him feeling unwell for months, suffering multiple blood clots in his lung and an enlarged heart. He feels that he has a lot to thank the NHS for and is extremely grateful that he is still here to see the birth of his granddaughter and the marriage of one of his children.
John explains, ”The commitment for this challenge is remarkable considering that apart from myself, all my team are Agency Staff and it speaks volumes for the esteem and regard we all have and hold for the National Health Service.”
A special mention goes to Elliot Wearne-Gould for contributing a huge 508 miles, Michaela Parry for contributing 448 miles and Callum James for his 368 miles towards the mammoth journey.
Colleagues at the Lighthouse Lab are divided into four teams to cover shift times, and there has been high levels of competitiveness between all of them.
Sebastian Szczypior has been working at the Lighthouse Lab for 6 months and has also been racking up the miles in between his long 12-hour shifts. “I said from day one that I am going to beat whoever puts the highest milage on the bike in one go,” said Sebastian. “Last Saturday I added 70-miles to the group total, in four hours”.
Michaela Parry, Daniel Carruthers and Sebastian Szczypior cycling the final miles:
You can read more about John’s story and support the team here: bit.ly/CharityVirtualCycle