The Cumbrian Proclaimers
Four intrepid cyclists will take on the NC500, one of the UK’s toughest cycle challenges to raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation.
Raising money for
Cumbria Community Foundation
Donations accepted until 15-09-2017
Led by Richard Lancaster, head of the Penrith branch of Handelsbanken, the four cyclists aim to complete the journey in six days. Saddling up alongside Richard will be Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Community Foundation, Simon Peet, who up until recently owned Jim Peet (Agriculture) Limited, and Steve Aynsley, Director of Line-out Trading Ltd.
Andy Beeforth said: “This is by far the biggest physical challenge I’ve ever taken on. I’ve never ridden 80 miles in a day before, so the thought of doing that day after day for six days is very daunting. I’m hugely grateful to Richard, Simon and Steve for their support. The money raised will boost our grant making in support of some the most disadvantaged people in the county.”
Cycling the North Coast 500
Dubbed Scotland's Route 66, the North Coast 500 runs from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north coast to John O'Groats, before heading down the east coast, completing the loop in Inverness. The team will cycle a minimum of 80 miles each day and ascend to heights greater than Mount Everest.
All money raised will be used to make grants through the Foundation Grants Programme, which awards more than £150,000 each year and has supported activities such as Home to Work's unemployment project Skills 4 You, Carlisle Mencap's sports development programme, South Lakeland Carers dementia support group, Shap Community CIO’s redevelopment, and support to victims of abuse through The Birchall Trust.
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