A Rugby man is one of a pair of workers swapping eight wheels for four in a quest to raise thousands of pounds for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.
Fortec Distribution Network executives Chris Dennigan, who lives in Rugby, and Adrian Bradley, have dubbed themselves Two Fat Blokes on Bikes to take part in a cycling challenge from Coventry to Amsterdam to raise funds for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry.
I thought it’d be a great challenge to get my teeth intoChris Dennigan
Chris and Adrian will join a group of volunteers to cycle 210 miles from Coventry – the home of the bicycle – to Amsterdam. Lasting three days the challenge will benefit babies and children from birth up to the age of five from across the Midlands region, in need of 24-hour, palliative, respite and end-of-life care.
Between them Chris and Adrian are hoping to raise a minimum of £10,000 – all of which will be used to enable Zoë’s to reach its £1.3 million target enabling the facility to remain open 24/7 every day.
The venture is part of the ongoing relationship between Zoë’s Place and Fortec Distribution Network.
The duo are in the midst of a 26-week intensive training programme gradually building up their distance in preparation for the 70-mile-per-day ride.
Chris said: “We have learned a lot about Zoë’s Place through Fortec’s involvement with the charity over more than three years.
“Adrian came into my office suggesting this ride and I had never done anything like it before so thought it’d be a great challenge to get my teeth into – with challenge being the operative word.”
The bike ride takes place from September 18 to 21.
To sponsor the pair visit www.justgiving.com/two-fat-blokes-on-bikes/ or follow their progress via Twitter @fatblokes_bikes