Weʼve raised £3,320 to raise funds towards AFC Gnosall and St Lawrence Academy school field. This cash will go to improving the outdoor fields shared by both.
- Gnosall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 21st October 2017
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So about a year ago some friends talked about the Birmingham Velo. For those who are unaware it is a 100 mile cycle ride that you must complete in around 8 hours. Of course, with the beers on board I decided that this would be easy and was signed up. A few months went by and finally in January I thought I had better get on my bike and see what all this cycling was about..........
I went out and rode circa 5 miles and could barely walk for a day, at this point realising that this may be a bit of a challenge!! Since then I have entered a few events and spent many hours in the company of my bike. This exercise lark is all new to me and it has been tough. The longest event to date was 75 miles a few weeks ago and the toughest event was the first 40 mile one I did way back in March with Andy Cutler!!
I always wanted to do this for charity, but not one of the traditional ones. I have been raising money this year towards a local kids football team who play their games on my local school field. They have very few facilities but have over 70 kids (both boys and girls) playing football every Saturday morning. Any money raised will be shared between the school and AFC Gnosall to improve these facilities for all.
I believe that if we keep kids interested in sport from an early age that they will be more likely to be healthier in later life and raising any money for these guys can only be a good thing.
So, if you think you can spare a few quid, that would be great! If you can't, then that is also good but please think of me this Sunday when I am sitting on a bike for 8 hours riding the equivalent of Wolverhampton to Blackpool!!!!
- 1 year ago
Andrew Kershaw1 year ago
I have spoken to most people individually, but I wanted to say a final thank you as the crowdfunding has now closed. We raised a load of cash for a very worthy cause and the effort was worth the reward! Thanks again everyone, Andy
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Michael Inwood (Victor)
Oct 16, 2017
Well done Andy
Oct 6, 2017
Good Luck Andy .Your doing an amazing thing for charity .
Oct 5, 2017
Congratulations from everyone @ SH Controls Ltd
Oct 5, 2017
Hope it went well - look forward to hearing all about it !
Oct 3, 2017
Well done from all at Vital!
Oct 3, 2017
Well done Andy.
Sep 28, 2017
Good luck with your 100 mile adventure! From everyone at Lincat.
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Gnosall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
So, I am not sporty, I don't go to the gym, in fact I barely do any exercise....!! Some friends and I had a few beers and decided we were going to cycle 100 miles in the Birmingham Velo. I have since realised 100 miles is a long way. In fact, it is a very long way!!!