The ‘Cycling Scouser’ is getting ready to take on his latest challenge as he attempts to raise cash to support children and their families affected by cancer.
Pride of Britain award nominee Andrew ‘Rogo’ Rogerson will pedal across America in aid of the Charlie’s Chance Foundation which was voted for by staff at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant – where Andrew works as an engineer.
Andrew has previously made headlines for cycling 10,000 miles from Liverpool to Shanghai and completing five marathons in five days across the Jordanian desert.
Starting his next ambitious bike ride at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Rogerson will tackle the Rocky Mountains before travelling through the flat states of Montana and North Dakota and then onto Chicago, Cleveland and the finish line at Jaguar Land Rover’s North American headquarters in New Jersey.
Andrew plans to complete the 3,100-mile coast-to-coast distance in 42 days.
The Charlie’s Chance Foundation was set up after when the son of Rogerson’s friend and work colleague was diagnosed with Leukaemia and in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
Ahead of his American journey, which is being backed by Jaguar Land Rover, Rogerson says: “As long as Charlie is fighting his battle I feel as though getting back on the bike is the least I can do.
“Even though the last ride was longer, I think this one is going to be more of a challenge. It’s a 42-day race to get back home. I’ll be covering daily distances much larger than the last ride, and I’m definitely not built for speed! I’ve also got the Rocky Mountains to deal with, and then there’s the bears.
“As with all the challenges though, difficult doesn’t even come close compared to battling Leukaemia for nine years.”
Rogerson sets off from Seattle on 2 July. For more information about his challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cyclingscouser.