Ian Wood is taking part in the 3C’s Challenge to raise money for Jubilee Sailing Trust on 17th and 18th September, his challenge will involve canoeing, cycling and camping across 2 days.

My name is Ian Wood. I suffer from Mitochondria disease which affects my muscles and energy levels. Having this disease has caused me to be wheelchair bound and I suffer from visual impairment. The reason I have chosen to do this challenge now is because my disease can deteriorate at any point.

None of this stops me from challenging myself. I am a keen canoeist and a member of my local canoe club, I love cycling and have a specially adapted bike that fits to others.

I plan to paddle the river Ouse in York from one ring road to the other, roughly 8 miles. After the canoeing we then plan to cycle to Easingwold (15 miles), then in the morning I shall cycle another 15 miles back to York. Making a total of 40 miles!

I have chosen to take on this challenge in aid of  Jubilee Sailing Trust and Cancer Research as both are amazing charities. I chose JST as I have twice participated in voyages over the past 2 years. They do amazing work operating 2 ships to enable disabled people to work alongside able bodied people. Everybody is treated as equals.

You can show your support to Ian by donating here.