Never letting a little thing like diverse terrain, wind, rain and a general lack of fitness get in the way, the lads pushed through this difficult physical challenge to reach the finish line and raise a whole lot of money for an amazing charity. In addition to the cycling challenge Luke boosted the donations by shaving off his flowing locks ahead of the event.
Inspired by Andy’s charity bike ride back in 2020, this dynamic duo set their stalls out for a more ambitious and demanding cycling challenge: riding coast to coast, from Bowness to Newcastle.. With the chosen route spanning over 100 miles, the coast-to-coast challenge would be no easy feat for these two amateur cyclists. Setting off on a cold and windy Bowness morning Luke and Andy were cautiously optimistic:
‘Covid is bringing everyone down so let’s cheer up and get focused on something fun and believe me watching us two trying to cycle up a hill in Cumbria in lycra is about as funny as it gets!’– Andy Farley
The lads certainly weren’t putting themselves through this gruelling route for nothing; they were aiming to raise as much as possible for Children with Cancer UK, Churchill’s charity partner for this year.
Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. Their vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell. Since 1988, this inspiring charity has raised over £250 million, funding over 200 research projects and helping to improve survival rates for children with cancer across the UK.
We couldn’t be prouder of Luke and Andy, and all of our Churchill employees, for doing their bit to support this amazing charity.
What a result it was. After battling the elements, Luke and Andy arrived in a very wet and windy Tynemouth early on Saturday morning, successfully completing their 100-mile cycling challenge..
They’ve also raised over £4150 in the process,thanks to the support of Churchill employees, Shareholders, family and friends, as well as the general public.
We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We know times are hard so it’s heart-warming to see such a marvellous turnout. If you want to donate few quid to this worthy charity yourself, feel free to visit the just giving page here. Every penny raised will be going towards supporting children with cancer and their families.
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