When Gerald Cosky saw his 83rd birthday approaching, he knew the time was ripe for a cycling challenge that would be too much for some men half his age. Not content with merely cycling a mile for each year of his life, Gerald finally concluded his lengthy effort having completed 87 miles, all in aid of The Fed.

“I wanted to try something new, and equally felt that soon enough I wouldn’t be able to complete challenges like this. I wanted to push myself and felt the best way to justify the effort and time it would take was to raise money.”

Gerald – who is the nephew of The Fed’s Moorview House centenarian, Ralph Black – has seen his  efforts raise more than £800 for the organisation.

“I immediately thought of The Fed to support inside the Jewish community,” said Gerald. “As well as that ‘home’ charity, I have raised funds that will be donated either to Cancer Research UK or The Christie Hospital.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who donated and want to give a big thank you to all those have supported me.”

Thank you to Gerald for his incredible effort, and to everyone who motivated him to complete his pedal-powered challenge!