A group of cyclists from Harborough are getting back on their bikes to ride across Britain and Ireland in aid of a good cause.
David Newcombe, Rob Gomez, Ash Broughton and Michael Lee are hitting the road on September 7 for a 580 mile ride from Dingle in County Kerry - Ireland’s most westerly point - to Lowestoft in Suffolk on the east coast of England.
It marks a change of direction of the team, who in 2011 cycled 833 miles south to north, from Lizard Point in Cornwall, to Dunnet Head in Scotland in aid of Cancer Research UK. This time proceeds from the eight-day challenge will be split between the cancer charity and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
The cycle ride has been arranged by Mick Dunne, transport manager at county-based door manufacturer Hörmann, where David is the managing director. Mick will act as support driver.
David said: “It’s great to be able to help such fantastic causes and to hopefully raise a large sum of money for them.”
To sponsor the group, who are also supported by Exodus Financial Services, Stephen Sanderson Transport, and Tony Marlow at Husbands Bosworth-based Languard, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/W2E.