Hot cycle ride for charity

Two Erewash Borough Council workers put in some serious pedal power to successfully complete an 85-mile charity bike ride to Skegness in searing temperatures.

Green Space Team Leaders Gavin Poole and Andrew Ward tackled the marathon journey on the day of the royal wedding, reaching the east coast resort in 6hrs and 12mins and raising £562 for Cancer Research.

The duo decided to raise funds as members of both their families have been affected by cancer.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“A big well done to Gavin and Andrew for raising this bumper amount for a charity that I know is close to both their hearts. It was a great achievement, particularly in the hot conditions.”

The fundraisers are based at the Merlin Way site and are responsible for teams in the north of the borough – Gavin is the Team Leader for the Open Spaces team and Andrew is Team Leader of the Sports Team.

PHOTO: Andrew, left, and Gavin are pictured during training for their charity bike ride.


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