Space is said to start at the Kármán line which is at 328,000 feet. But Jonny Connop is aiming for infinity and beyond with his latest challenge in honour of Percy Hedley’s 70th birthday.
Jonny's Past Challenges For Percy Hedley
The Cycling Cyclone
1st January, 2009
Cyclece coast to coast
3rd January, 2011
Tynemouth to Whitehaven and back in 24 hours
Coast to coast across America
1st January, 2014
Cycling from Los Angeles to New York. With the generous support of friends and family, Jonny (joined by his friend Martin) managed to raise £9500 towards equipment for the new sensory room for the children of The Percy Hedley Foundation.
North coast 500
12th June, 2016
Cycling around the 517 miles of the Scottish North Coast 500 in 7 days from June 12th 2016. The ride began and ended in Inverness and takes in John O’Groats, Thurso, Durness, Lochinver and Gairloch. The aim was to raise £500 to add to the newly built sensory room.
Cycling to Space
1st January, 2023
Racing to where space begins and beyond! See how Jonny gets on with his mission of cycling 7000 feet a week.
See his progress so far
Jonny documents his progress on his social media, this is through Strava updates, photos and videos.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Why Support Percy Hedley
The Percy Hedley Foundation was founded in 1953 as a school for children with Cerebral Palsy. When the first school opened there were only 12 students. The Foundation now supports 650 members and their families every week, supported by over 1100 staff.
For 70 years, Percy Hedley has been the leading expert in giving care, support and education to those with disabilities, and with your support we will continue to transform lives in the future.