CHARIOTS OF TYRE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
PUBLISHED: 15:29 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:44 20 February 2013
Local men will ride from Lands End to Twickenham
Inspired by the Team GB Olympic Gold Rush, four local men in the prime of youth (all over 50!) are exchanging their slippers and TV remote controls for road bikes and cycle helmets. On Tuesday, 28 August they embark on a 340-mile painful journey from Lands End to Twickenham on the TNT Great British Bike Ride to raise much needed funds for Wooden Spoon, the childrens charity of rugby. They will be joined on their quest by Phil Vickery MBE, England and British & Irish Lions legend and their adventure will culminate with a tour around Twickenham Stadium on 1 September in front of 80,000 fans at the Premiership Rugby start of season London Double Header.
So far they have raised nearly 3,000 but hope to raise 10,000 for disadvantaged children in the British Isles.
They are Paul Donnelly (Binfield), Paul Norris (Crowthorne), Nigel Willetts (Sandhurst) and Bill Hill (Crowthorne)... but together they are ... CHARIOTS of TYRE.
Bill Hall says: I was simply extolling the virtues of leading by example when I got taken to task and ended up in the TNT GBBR, so in time honoured tradition, I immediately roped by friends into the action.
To be honest, the prospect of this challenge is quite daunting as we are not regular cyclists but as a team we have been having a fantastic time getting a bit fitter and raising funds for a worthy cause. I would encourage anyone of our age to ... get on yer bike! and give it a go... its non-weight bearing, gets you fit, great fun and you get to see the local countryside from a whole new perspective.
You can help Chariots of Tyre reach their objective by donating 5 by text.... simply text GBBR50 5 to 70070 or if you are really wanting to get on yer bike! why not join them by calling Ryan Shahin at Wooden Spoon on 01252 773 720 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org