From Wales on two wheels for charity

From Wales on two wheels for charity

A group of business professionals from the Humber are embarking upon the Bridge to Bridge 4 (B2B4) cycling challenge to raise money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.

The eight riders start their challenge on Friday 15th September taking on a gruelling 250 mile ride over 3 days. This is the 10th anniversary of the original B2B challenge.

Their journey will start from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, riding over the bridge on the Menai Strait. The first leg of the challenge will see them take on a 120 mile route to Bollington, near Macclesfield. Day 2 will provide the riders with a challenging 60 mile trek over the Pennines, definitely not for the faint hearted. Their final day will be completed with a 70 mile ride to the Humber Bridge.

The group is raising money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. The eldest son of one of the riders contracted a virus on his spine, causing paralysis from the chest down. Following news from doctors that he would never walk again, thanks to his commitment and determination to rehabilitation and physiotherapy, he is now able to walk with sticks. The aim of this ride is to raise funds and awareness of the ground-breaking research work into a cure for spinal cord injuries being supported financially by the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.

Participant and Chairman of Forrester Boyd Chartered Accounts, Mike Beckett, said, “This ride will be a real challenge of stamina and determination. I have embarked on a number of cycling challenges over the years but I am really looking forward to this one. Not only because of the route that we will be riding and the great group that I have as company, but also to try and raise much needed funds for this charity. With a firm belief that a cure for spinal cord injury is within reach, it is now more important than ever that we try to support the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation in reaching its goal.”

Other riders taking part in the challenge alongside Mike are, Andrew Cooney, Ronnie Fletcher, Mark Hague, Richard Hardy, Bobby Pye, John Pye and Grant Stables.

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