A SELF-PROCLAIMED fundraising fanatic has completed the 100 mile Ride London cycle, with plans to take his fundraising to further heights.

Brian Hill, of Great Oakley, has raised £2,800 since his first marathon in 2020.

Brian’s eight-month-old daughter, Megan, died at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in 2001 and since then, he has undertaken various fundraising events to raise vital funds.

He has fundraised for various UK charities such as Great Ormond Street and Children with Cancer UK.

The 100 mile ride from London to Braintree and back was not plain sailing, however, with his knees in agony 60 miles in and several punctures along the way.

At ten miles from the finishing line, at Woodford Green, Brian was told that the sweeper bus was behind him and he may be disqualified if it passes him, as the road will be re-opened.

Passing the finish line with just four minutes to spare, Brian said the thought of his daughter carried him over the line, telling himself: “We’ve done it, Megan,” as he finished.

His schedule for the rest of the year doesn’t allow much time for rest.

Brian is completing the Serpentine swim on September 17 and the London Marathon on October 2.

By completing the three London events, Brian will receive a medal for completing the London Classics also in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

Despite his exhaustive efforts, Brian has found difficulty raising funds as a result of the cost of living crisis.

After completing the London Classics, Brian plans to finish his fundraising challenges by climbing Mount Everest in the next few years.

Brian said: “I started fundraising in 2016, with my first Ride London 100 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, in memory of my daughter Megan.

“This year I have done Ride London 100, so far, and will be doing the two mile Serpentine swim and the 26 mile London Marathon.

“Charities are finding it hard to raise the vital money they need to carry on their amazing and caring work, to help the less fortunate. Please help me to help them.

"As little as a tenner from you will them help massively.  Let’s do this together.”

You can donate to Brian’s cause here:  https://ridelondon.enthuse.com/pf/brian-hill