TEENAGER Nathan Wojcki is preparing for a gruelling 24 hour fundraiser in the new year.
The St Joseph’s pupil is challenging himself with a solo indoor cycle in aid of Cancer Research UK on January 4 and hoping to raise £1000.
He said: “This challenge has been on my mind for a while now and after finally buying a road bike, I have decided it’s time to go ahead.
“One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. This could be your parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, etc. I have close friends who have lost parents to cancer, and others I know too. Being in this situation is so crushing, and I know a lot of people have had similar experiences.
“I feel as if not only is this a challenge to raise money, but also to push myself to my greatest physical and mental limits.”
Although he has done two marathons and a six hours cycle, Nathan admits he will be out of his comfort zone on the day, but is training hard in between school and studying.
The challenge will take place in the River of Life Church in Dumfries and will be livestreamed for the full 24 hours, during which he will be supported by family and friends.
He has set up a dedicated Facebook page, Nathan’s 24 hour Cycle for Cancer, and a JustGiving page, also called Nathan’s 24 hour Cycle for Cancer – where donations can be left.