To mark our 75th anniversary, we’re challenging you to take on your own 75 mile challenge to help support members of the fire services community in need. The distance is set, but how you get there is completely up to you. This is a weekly series of posts, about your 75Miles, our 75Miler of the week.

Keen cyclist Damian Walker, from Cranfield, Bedfordshire, retired from service 18 years ago and is looking forward to smashing his #My75Miles training target.

Damian’s 75 Miles page

“At 64 years of age I am slowly getting fit again. I lost two lobes of my right lung to a malignant carcinoid tumour so I needed a training target to cycle towards and 75 miles seemed a good one. At 4 months post-op I can manage approximately 10 km in one ride but I hope to increase this soon.

“The Fire Fighters Charity is exceptional and helped my wife Jenny at Jubilee House in Penrith, after her first back surgery. With selfless dedication, the Charity always responds swiftly to any call for help. I want to support them by raising money with my #My75Miles road to personal fitness.”

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