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Thursday 2 September 2010, Filed in: General
The team of 21 Tablers left Sandbach in the early hours of Thursday 3rd July cycling the tandems to Holyhead.
Then over on the ferry to Dublin followed by a ride to north of Belfast where they took the ferry to Stranraer before the journey south to Penrith and back to Sandbach. That’s 5 Countries in four days over 520miles!! They completed the challenge on-time after enduring all kinds of weather except perhaps snow.
Chairman of Sandbach Roundtable, and organiser Pete Henderson said
“The team had been training hard to prepare them for the cycle challenge; however, it was a bit more difficult than we anticipated. We were cycling for over 9 hours every day. Nobody was in real pain but there were sore legs & derrières each night.”
He further added
“Being a member of table is fantastic! You not only raise money for local charities but you have fun doing it at the same time & that is what Table is all about.”
Press & Publicity spokesman Andy Saint added “Members of the public can assist us in raising a large amount of money for this event by making donations to www.justgiving.com/sandbachrt ”
He went on
’The logistics of such an event are huge. However, the Table are extremely grateful to the massive assistance of JD Cycles in Ilkley who supplied the Tandems, Aldi (UK) Ltd & its local store who have provided all the cycling kit, Foilco for supplying the diesel for the support vehicles, Sovereign Air-conditioning for supplying 1 of the support vehicles and finally Waitrose, Sainsburys and Asda for supplying some high energy provisions.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about Sandbach Round Table can log on to www.sandbachroundtable.co.uk .
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