Everest the target for stroke survivor supporting Two Wheels for Life

Stroke survivor Andy Ibbott is preparing to climb to the Everest Base Camp in the hopes of raising £10,000 for Two Wheels for Life.

Andy Ibbott in preparation for Everest climb.

ANDY Ibbott always had a passion for motorcycles, and used that passion to become one of the top motorcycle instructors and journalists in the industry, working with Grand Prix riders in his career. 

Andy suffered a stroke during an operation in 2011, leaving him with a five per cent chance of survival and without the ability to walk, talk or even eat while in intensive care, where he spent the six months following the stroke. 

Over the past 10 years, Andy has been able to recover, and along the way has completed several challenges for charity, including the Half Marathon- and Marathon de Sables, as well as the Brighton Half Marathon, and riding from London to Paris on a tandem bicycle. 

For 2022, Ibbott’s goal is to raise £10,000 for Two Wheels for Life. He said in a Two Wheels for Life press release that “for my next challenge, I wanted to do something big that not only helped people less fortunate than us here in the UK, but also promoted how motorcycles help save lives and that’s exactly what Two Wheels for Life and Riders for Health does.” 

The challenge that Andy has decided to take on is the Mount Everest Base Camp climb, from which all of the money raised will go towards helping disadvantaged people in “some of the poorest and most remote areas of Africa thanks to the work of Two Wheels for Life’s charity partner, Riders for Health,” as per Two Wheels for Life’s press release. The funds can help Riders for Health programmes ensuring reliable transport for healthcare workers, so that even the most remote places can be reached. 

Donations can be made to Andy’s Everest climb here.