Shropshire Chamber’s Telford breakfast networking club chairman Med Evans will be donning his lycra to join a group of friends from the north Shropshire border on a marathon charity cycle ride next month.
Med, aged 50, of Whixall, will be riding a distance of 1400 miles over 13 days to Gibraltar, setting off from Wrexham and heading for Portsmouth via Gloucester, then down through Europe via Biarritz, Madrid and Seville to Gibraltar where they are expecting a Consular reception.
The eight cyclists and two back-up crew members set off on Saturday 19th May and hope to raise a total of £15,000 between them, which will be divided between the Leonard Cheshire, Marie Curie and Hope House charities.
Med, commented: “We are each paying our own way personally so that all funds donated by sponsors will go to the chosen charities and I am really grateful to chamber member Reeves Timber Merchants of Wem and my own company Darwin Wealth Management of Shrewsbury, for their support.
“I have spent the past twelve months training hard for what will be an epic journey and have covered a few 100 mile trips, but this will be over 100 miles every day consistently, so it really is a huge challenge.
“However, the thought of raising valuable funds for these very worthwhile causes who need constant resources to carry out their vital work will provide us all with the motivation needed to complete the task.”