A group of cyclists are due to head out on two wheels tomorrow with a 125 mile mission to make Northamptonshire a happier place.
The ride is to raise money for and awareness of Action for Happiness, a movement in the county promoting good mental health and wellbeing.
Dr David Smart, Leicester Terrace GP, is a keen advocate of Action for Happiness and is taking part in the bike ride.
He said: “COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for us all and one of the things that has kept me sane has been cycling. It also enabled me to lose weight to keep me a little safer should I become infected. I am now the same weight I was when I joined Leicester Terrace 30 years ago.”
Action for Happiness has also developed a Happy Café Network in Northampton which will be launched shortly to provide a warm welcome to customers, wellbeing resources and courses to improve happiness. The funds raised by the cyclists will be used to support the volunteers in spreading the message of the Action for Happiness movement.
Northamptonshire Action for Happiness activities can be followed via @A4HNorthants on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
If you would like to wave the cyclists off, they will be leaving historic Delapre Abbey at 07:00am on Sunday 16 th August. Dr Smart chose this start and end point because he has recently joined the board of trustees at Delapre Abbey supporting its focus on the well-being of the community.
If you would like to sponsor Northampton Bikers in their 125 mile challenge visit: