Round Britain cyclist seeks fund-raising companions
Cornishman raising funds for county's first children's hospice
A Cornishman is looking for other cyclists to join him on a 4000 mile ride around the coast of Britain.
Andy Miners from the town of Helston is aiming to complete the extreme challenge in 30 days to raise cash for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW), the charity that is building Cornwall's first children's hospice, near St Austell.
Last year Andy undertook a 1,748 mile LE-JoG-LE round trip for the charity so is no stranger to endurance fund-raising efforts. However, his latest adventure, which is dubbed the ABC30 Challenge, will cover more than double the distance of his End-to-End and back ride.
The fund-raising effort will involve cycling over 130 miles a day and Andy said: "The challenge isn't going to be easy, there will be pain, there will be suffering and mental stress but it will make a difference to the lives of life-limited children and their families.
"We will start and finish at Little Harbour, in Porthpean, and cycle around the whole of Great Britain.”
Duncan Impey from Penryn has already signed up to join Andy’s ABC30 challenge and said: “There is no arguing that the challenge will be difficult and packed full of emotion but at the forefront of it all is the most amazing charity doing fantastic work, and I’m glad to be helping to put something back into Cornwall for the children and families who need it the most.”
Mary Murfin, Community Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, said:
“If you’re looking for an extreme challenge this year it doesn’t get much tougher than ABC30. Why not join Andy and Duncan for the ultimate endurance event and help our worthwhile cause at the same time?”