Cycling

Cycle enthusiasts to take part in nearly 4,000 mile cycle challenge for hospice

Chairman of leading national design group WCEC Architects, James Kemp, and his good friend Wayne Vaughan are taking on a challenge like no other.

Starting in California on the West Coast of the United States of America, the cycle enthusiasts will begin a mammoth 3,838 mile cross-country cycle ride across America, in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare.

When asked why they had decided to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare, Wayne said: “As keen cyclists, we had always wanted to cycle across America and decided we could raise money for charity as it’s such a big challenge. When we asked around about which charity to choose, Ashgate Hospicecare kept being suggested.” James added: “It’s great to raise money for such a worthy local cause. As Wayne and I are covering our own expenses, every penny donated will go directly to Ashgate Hospicecare.”

As James and Wayne battle with the tough summer heat, cycling an average of 80 miles a day for 52 days, they will document their journey with photos from each of the 13 states they pass through. These photos will be shared by Ashgate Hospicecare on their social media page, reaching over 10,000 supporters multiple times over the 7 and half week challenge.

Your business could support James and Wayne in their epic challenge for their local hospice and even have your logo on their shirts! Just send your company logo and £150 toalison.ward-foster@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk Your sponsorship will make a real difference to the patients of Ashgate Hospicecare. £150 could pay for 2 patients to receive a visit from the hospice and home team enabling them to stay in their own home.

If you’d like to donate to James’ and Wayne’s USA cycle challenge, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/jamesandwaynerideamerica/

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