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  • Andy Bikes From Manchester to Blackpool

    August 2014

    We’re very proud of Andy Racle, Manager of our Bolton depot, who completed the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride in an impressive 5 hours and 50 seconds.

    Andy joined over 8,000 bike riders who completed the tough 60 mile route which started from Manchester United’s Football Ground at Old Trafford, continuing along country lanes to the finish on the South Promenade in Blackpool. Andy was raising funds for Wigan & LeighHospice, an organisation very close to his heart.

    Wigan & Leigh Hospice supports a community with a population of around 320,000 people, providing skilled care, help and support to those who are seriously ill.

    Andy said: “The Hospice do some wonderful work and I wanted to do something to help. I’ve only ever cycled 25 or 30 miles before, so I found the bike ride easier than I thought I would and surprised myself. I decided to get a bit fitter so I bought myself a bike about 13 months ago and in that time I’ve cycled over 2,500 miles.”

    Well done Andy and with thanks to all those who kindly sponsored him. Andy has raised around £1,100 so far and there is more to be collected over the coming weeks so this figure will be boosted even further!

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