Misterton Dad cycles ‘across the world’ in aid of child bereavement

by | 15 May 2023 | Gainsborough, Local Charity, Notice

Misterton-based Ric Hart set himself the challenge to cycle 600 miles ‘across the world’, through many countries, in March. And despite some setbacks and a busy schedule, he did it!

“The countries I hit were Australia, China, Mexico, Argentina, India, Germany – my birthplace, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Holland, Barcelona, France, Slovenia, California, and Scotland – finishing in England.

“It was a huge challenge. I knew this was a huge mountain to climb, but as I’ve shown throughout the grief after my wife’s death, we need to be engrossed in the present day and just take that first step. I’m extremely proud of my achievement.”

Ric put his story on his Instagram account (@richardhart786), sharing his start-to-finish journey from zero to 600 miles. He reached his fundraising target and has donated £1,115 to the Children’s Bereavement Centre.

A prolific author, who has used writing to help overcome his grief at the death of his wife, Jade, shortly after giving birth to Hugo, Ric’s new title, Growth Through Grief, comes out this summer.

In the last four years, Ric has published five children’s bereavement books, which form the ‘Hugo and Daddy’s’ series. His fifth and final children’s book, Hugo and Daddy’s School Adventures, was published last September as Hugo started school.