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

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!

17.07.17 Well Done Will.

17.07.17 Congratulations Will, an astonishing achievement. A fittingly brilliant tribute to a great guy.

17.07.17 Congratulations Will - absolutely amazing achievement! X

17.07.17 Well done mate, incredible accomplishment!

17.07.17 Smashed it ClassicP, inspiring both for the cause and for the hues.

17.07.17 Congratulations Will - what an amazing achievement!

17.07.17 Well done Will. You should be so proud of yourself. We've been following your incredible journey via the blog. See you in December.

16.07.17 You did it and so much more an incredible jorney. Well done Will we will miss your blog as we went through your many experiences every pedal of the way. Moira and mick xxx

16.07.17 Will done Will. Fantastic achievement!!

15.07.17 Well done Will, what a great effort....how about a detour through Houston? Stay safe....best of luck...the Betts Family



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