Will Percival


Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.

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Percy Pedals America

Will Percival

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I will be jumping on my bike to cycle over 4,000 miles across America to raise money for the mental health charity Mind and in memory of my dear friend George, who had dreamt of making the journey himself. My adventure will take me from the Pacific to the Atlantic, will require me to tackle over 180,000 ft of elevation and take over two months to complete. 

From the time he spent on the rugby field to the hours he dedicated to becoming the next big DJ, George was always one for pushing the boundaries in whatever he did. Sitting in our College bar in Durham, in what turned out to be one of our final conversations, George told me how he had hatched a plan to cycle across America during the upcoming Summer. 

Before he was able to make his dream a reality, George lost his battle with depression. George had suffered with the mental illness for over a year, following the death of his mother Vicki, and losing him shook all of our lives. He was one of the kindest and most genuine people you could ever meet and by completing the cycle I can only hope that I would have made him proud.

Mental health problems such as depression still aren't spoken about enough, particularly amongst young men, and so the advice and support that Mind provide is invaluable. 

Please donate generously to this fantastic cause and to help those suffering from mental health problems. I will be self funding this fittingly ambitious trip and so all of your donations will go directly to Mind. My aim is to raise £1 for every mile cycled and so your donations will make all those long hours in the saddle worthwhile!

Recent donors

31.08.17 Absolutely unbelievable achievement bud, George would be extremely proud and so should you be too! The blog made for interesting reading all the way through... Congratulations x

09.08.17 Well done Will!

08.08.17 Will, a brilliant effort well done! The Irons Family

02.08.17 Thank you for your amazing achievement in memory of George.

01.08.17 6th Form Softball evening

30.07.17 Unreal achievement, you've absolute smashed it. We are all proud of you buddy!

30.07.17 Sensational achievement brother, unlucky on the chin though, ...team...

29.07.17 Well done mate, inspiring achievement. X

29.07.17 Unbelievable scenes. See you at the bar!

28.07.17 Congratulations Percy! What an amazing achievement, well done! Lucy, Graham and Jamie Mann x

27.07.17 Amazing work, Percy. So proud. xx

26.07.17 Absolutely smashed it, never doubted you for a second. Huge achievement for a great cause, George would be proud! PS ill add a fiver if you keep the beard?

25.07.17 Congratulations on a fantastic achievement and well worthy of a bonus donation. Watch out Mr Froome!

20.07.17 What an achievement! Congratulations on completing your challenge!

19.07.17 Extremely impressive Will and a great cause!

18.07.17 Congratulations! Amazing achievement!

18.07.17 Brilliant effort and massive congrats from all the boys.

18.07.17 Huge challenge Percy, amazing achievement!

18.07.17 Congratulations pal - massive achievement! And perfect timing for pre season!


18.07.17 Incredible achievement - congratulations!


17.07.17 Well done Percy, followed you all the way on Strava, an incredible journey.


17.07.17 Well donemate!


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