Defibrillators saves lives but this incredible bit of medical equipment is not readily accessible in the community. This is despite high profile recent cases of Christian Eriksen and Fabrice Muamba on football pitches only saved by quick medical responses. This happens more often than we generally hear about across a number of sports to otherwise fit and healthy individuals.

The Richmond Heavies Defibrillator Fund aims to change that by providing defibrillators to community rugby clubs across the United Kingdom. To date they have funded 15 defibrillators and are hoping to fund a further 30 in the near future. However, 30 defibrillators don't come cheap, which is where the Ride Across Britain comes in.

I'm part of a team of 10 riders aiming to raise £40,000 for the Defibrillator Fund by cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats. By the way, LEJOG is 980 miles across 9 days with over 50,000 feet of climbing...and we are camping!! Simon Reed