Pedal Britain

Congratulations to hospital consultants Andrew Pooley and Adrian Fawcett, who successfully completed Pedal Britain in August and raised over £4,200 for Kingston Hospital Charity.


Pedal Britain is the ultimate test in road cycling in the UK. The gruelling challenge includes riding for 14 consecutive days and covering 1009 miles, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland.  It demands an average of cycling 72 miles per day and ascending 55,310 feet, or nearly 17,000 metres, throughout the duration.

Andrew and Adrian were raising funds for a Biofeedback machine which can help improve the lives of many female patients.

Current research shows that 1 in 2 women will experience urinary leakage and 80% of women will have symptoms during pregnancy. Birthing injuries can lead to considerably poorer outcomes with respect to quality of life. The Biofeedback machine will enhance the hospital’s ability to identify those struggling with pelvic floor muscle contractions and those with reduced anal pressures – both conditions having significant impact on pelvic floor muscle and continence.


On arriving at John O’Groats, Andrew said:

“Finally there, after 14 days, saddle sore but satisfied. We are absolutely delighted that we were able to raise the final funds that means we can now buy this special piece of equipment that will make such a difference to our patients. We would like to say a special thank you to all our sponsors who supported us throughout this incredible journey. Both back to work on Monday. Maybe we’ll do the first clinic standing up! ” 

If you would like to take on a challenge or activity to help fundraise for Kingston Hospital NHS, please contact Tracey on 07867 189142 or email