TORQ owner Matt Hart is helping the inspirational William Tan get from Land’s End to John o’Groats in just 9 days on his hand bike with friends Peter and Alan. They are also going the pretty way, averaging over 100 miles per day with quite a few hills to get over. All proceeds go to Bloodwise to fight blood cancer.
The team thought there may just be some showers today, but it rained from 8am when they left until about 4pm and it was bitterly cold. They were more prepared than yesterday though and it actually wasn’t as bad, so probably the second wettest day they’d ever had on a bike! It was a relatively flat stage though and the team had the assistance and great company of Brandon & Mark, two Bloodwise L2P aficionados as well as Regan and 2 Grahams. As they passed through Shropshire, the home county of TORQ, they also had cheers of support from family. A huge thank you to Something From The Hart photography for the photos (more to come) – there’s only so much creativity one can achieve with a wet iphone! Huge thank you again for Dave, the team’s driver without whom they just wouldn’t have made it this far.
Also, a huge thank you to the complete stranger who gave the team a £10 donation at Tern Hill garage – the generosity of the British never ceases to amaze us. Also, something we can be proud of as Brits – Will who is obviously from Singapore, said last night at dinner (after descending to the dining area in the disabled lift) “I love the British – they really care about disabled people.” Irrespective of our political future in the UK, let’s never stop helping those who through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of assistance.
The team arrived in Haydock at 7pm having covered 107 miles and climbed 3,807 ft. Today’s stage takes them over the Lake District to Penrith and the weather forecast is for sunshine.
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