For those who don’t know you, could you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Hi, I am Dr Jason Jones! I’m a GP in the East Leeds area and also run the City GP Service at the Nuffield Hospital in Leeds. I have been writing the medical column in the City Dweller Magazine for years and very much enjoy the wide variety of questions I get each issue!
Tell us exactly what you’re doing, and what’s actually inspired you?
On July 20th, I am cycling from London to Paris for charity. We are cycling 328 miles in 4 days and finish by going down the Champs Elysee on the same day as the Tour De France ends there.
Can you tell us a bit about the charity and why it matters to you?
I am cycling for the Alzheimer’s Society. It was formed back in 1979 and is the leading charity fighting against this as yet incurable disease. There are currently 850,000 dementia suffers in the UK and this number is set to rise to 1 Million by 2021.
Most people will have a relative or family friend suffering from this devastating progressive disease. Our aim is to try and fund as much research as possible into it as very little progress has been made so far!
How many people are taking part in the cycle and how are you preparing for it?
I think there are about 120 of us in the group I am going with but I was persuaded to do it by one of my old school friends Alan. Preparation has mainly just involved going out on the bike as often as I can when I’m not working. The lighter evenings are helping though and I managed a 70 mile trip recently!
Outside of cycling, what else do you like to do outside of work?
Like most people I guess; going out and seeing friends, travelling and spending time with my family. I recently took my daughters Maddie and Issie to Rome and we had a great time!
The team at City Dweller Magazine would like to wish Jason Jones the best of luck! Please go online to his Just Giving Page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jason-Jones15