Owner and Managing Director, Adrian Lewis, is a bit of a fitness fanatic. He has a couple of marathons under his belt, visits the gym for gruelling personal training sessions 3 or 4 times a week and thinks nothing of jumping on his bike and cycling to the Suffolk coast every weekend. But when he announced he was joining a group of fellow cyclists to ride through 10 countries in 12 days beginning in St Petersburg in Russia and finishing in Oswestry in Wales, we all thought he was slightly mad. But that is exactly what he’s doing. He set off from Manchester Airport on Monday 10th June and jumped on his bike on Tuesday morning in Russia.
Over the next 12 days the team will cycle over 2,740 miles with each rider completing approximately 1,000 miles each. Add to that, 34,000 feet of climbing and you have a pretty awesome challenge on your hands.
What inspires him to take on this epic ride? Hope House Children’s Hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families via a range of services including respite and end-of-life care at the hospices or within the family home. The support offered includes physical, psychological and spiritual care from a team including experienced doctors, nurses and other care professionals. Support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Adrian is very much a family man, father to 3 grown up children and grandad to 5 little rascals who keep him on his toes. He knows other families aren’t as lucky as his and he is driven by being able to do something positive to help.
So as Adrian pedals on from Russia, through Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France before arriving back in England to cycle on to Wales please give what you can to help famillies struggling daily with the reality of losing a child.