MEET RYAN ANDERTON

After many years of suffering with Recurrent Depression Disorder and behavioural challenges that culminated in several suicide attempts Ryan found peer support and cycling as successful ways of managing his mental health and wellbeing.

View my upcoming cycling challenge. Fundraising link is uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CyclingAroundBritain 

Full Bio

After many years of suffering with Recurrent Depression Disorder and behavioural challenges that culminated in several suicide attempts Ryan found peer support and cycling as successful ways of managing his mental health and wellbeing.

In 2017 Aged 37 he started cycling and hos typical all out attitude he did it in style fundraising for mental health charities with a Lands End to John O’Groats 1000 mile challenge that he completed in 8 only days.

In 2018 he followed this up with a 4800 mile cycle on behalf of Mind Around the entire coastline of Britain that took just 41 days.
Last year, 2019 he cycled 4400 miles from the most northern point of Europe to the most southerly point, cycling from Nordkapp in Norway to Tarifa in Spain, crossing 12 countries in a remarkable 30 days.

And in 2020 he is planning to repeat his Around Britain challenge to become one of a very few to have cycled it both clockwise & anti-clockwise.

Whilst Ryan’s talks are heavily cycling orientated they emphasis the benefits of utilising exercise as a wellbeing tool, planning, having goals and through overcoming adversity and achievement how you can maintain a better mental health.

In the last 3 years Ryan has gone from feeling suicidal, unemployed and lacking in any self-belief to being recognised as one of the UK’s leading charity cyclist’s, a professional peer supporter worker, founder of his own charitable trust and peer support organisation aswell as a keynote speaker that is held in high regard having now told his story within severak prisons, schools and university’s, to some of the UK’s industry leading firms in a number of sectors and on several TV and radio shows.

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