Former ICU President John Collins is chasing up major donors to his fund-raising bike ride and has asked Live! to highlight the fact that he did in fact manage to deliver on a promise for once. Readers may recall that earlier this year he caused much hilarity by coming off his bike barely six miles into his John O'Groats to Land's End bike ride.
After surgery, therapy and recuperation (and whilst harbouring a bruised ego and an irrational fear of Cornish roads) Collins attempted this feat for a second time in early September. Without mentioning his plans to anybody, including his mother, he quietly made his way from John O'Groats to Land's End with few incidents and, this time, no injuries.
Describing this journey as "one of the hardest physical challenges I have ever undertaken", Collins competed his 928 mile journey in thirteen days and has recently published details of his journey on his cheesy website.
So far the fundraising effort has raised just over £1000, however Collins insists that over £2000 was pledged before the first attempt and he is in the process of bullying the likes of Sir Richard Sykes and Trevor Phillips to make good on their promises. College have so far failed to deliver their part of the funding for the redevelopment plan.
Rumours that current President Stephen Brown plans to upstage Collins by swimming the English Channel wearing nothing but a kilt are, as yet, unconfirmed.