Fast forward to 2020 and Matthew decided to set himself a major challenge to celebrate 10 years with his stoma bag. He said:
Behind Matthew's house is Cragg Hill - the longest continual gradient in England which rises from the valleys of Yorkshire to the wild moors on the Lancashire border. He worked out that if he cycled up Cragg Vale 30 times it would be 8850m of vertical height gain - Mount Everest is 8848m.
Having planned his challenge for September, Matthew was furloughed and so decided to bring it forward. On 1 May he set off to ride the hill 30 times in 31 days - a round trip of 19 miles each day. Matthew said the first week was tough:
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