Alex Eggs, 24, from Bethnal Green, has taken on a series of terrific sporting challenges to raise money for national disability charity, United Response.

Over the past four months, Alex has run two marathons – one in Madrid and one in Liverpool – and cycled 100 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 all in aid of the charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs.

Alex getting ready to take in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Alex commented on taking on the challenge:

“My friend has been doing a lot of amazing work for United Response over the past few years, which inspired me to discover more about it. I was touched by the examples of invaluable care that the charity provides to enable those with mental health need and disabilities to achieve their goals to which they may otherwise have never had the chance.

“To support the cause, at the start of 2016 I decided to set myself an endurance challenge. As a long-distance runner already, I had the goal of beating my personal best marathon time of 2 hours 55 minutes and making the transition from trainers to cleats in tackling my first ever bike race.

“The two marathons went better than I could ever have expected, achieving times of 2 hours 53 minutes in Madrid followed by 2 hours 47 minutes in Liverpool.”

RideLondon-Surrey 100 started in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and followed a 100 mile route through the capital’s closed roads and into Surrey before ending at the Mall, following the London 2012 Olympic route. Alex took part in the event as part of a team of five Londoners.

Alex and his team mates celebrating completing RideLondon together

He commented on the ride:

“It was such an amazing experience. The team worked so well to keep each other going and when we needed an extra boost it was great to see Londoners lining the streets, including the United Response supporters, cheering us along the course. Finishing down the Mall with my team mates beside me in our team jerseys is a moment I'll never forget."

He has already raised £320 from his challenge and is still fundraising. To sponsor Alex and help him meet his fundraising target, please visit: