- Fundraisers plan triple country cycle challenge
- June 29, 2012 | 0 Responses
A team of over 15 volunteers are taking part in a triple cross-country bike ride in order to raise money for charity.
The team, which includes professional darts players and soldiers, will cycle from France, through Belgium and into Holland in the week beginning August 22nd, the Harborough Mail reports.
They will be covering a distance of 500 miles for the ride, named the Two Bridges Challenge due to its start point at the Pegases Bridge in Normandy and the finish line at the Arnhem Bridge.
Among those taking part are Dee Smith and Sarah Pitcher of Burghley Sports, which supplies the Professional Darts Corporation with merchandise and shirts.
"None of the 15 plus team are athletes so it will definitely be a challenge," Ms Pitcher remarked.
The group are raising money for the Lewy Body and Afghanistan Trust charities and may need to take out cycle insurance before they depart to ensure their bikes are covered if they are stolen or damaged on the trip.