Over the period of five days, three great friends will cover nearly 500 km pedalling their way from London to Paris to support their local charity. The cycling will take place on the 14th of August and will last until the 18th of August. Gillian Matthew, Hilary Roberts, and Rona Scott are raising money to support Accord Hospice charity based in Paisley. So far they have raised £15,087.77 which is absolutely mind blowing. They would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support during the preparation.
‘We researched different ways of doing the event, but eventually chose to go with the Skyline charity events as this was the safer option with a backup. Originally we were going to do the event for three different charities, but in the end decided to support our local Accord Hospice charity.
Accord Hospice is very close to my heart as my dear dad, Bill Semple, died at the age of 58, nearly 15 years ago in the hospice after suffering from a brain tumour. They continue to provide much needed care and facilities for Paisley and the surrounding areas.
So we signed up for the event last summer and now there is no going back!!!
Training has been hard, rewarding, fun and painful!!!! I am certainly fitter now and even have a little leg muscle…
I could not have done it alone and have enjoyed spending many a weekend with Rona, Hilary, Gordon, Stephen, Kerr and a few other Sooty Club Members! I especially would like to thank Kerr for his continuous supply of Snickers and I look forward to seeing him with his new cycling outfit!!!!!
There is also anther bunch of cyclists I would like to thank simply known as the Greenock boys! Lance, Alan, Ian, Ian and Anthony who have encouraged and supported us since we met in Puerto Pollenca!
Alan has a bike shop in Greenock called ‘Areobikes’ and has been servicing our bikes and always at hand to help with any maintenance issues. They have been a great support, trained with us and encouraged us!! Can’t wait to have a beer with them after Paris!!!
So the day is nearing for our departure!!! The nerves and excitement are kicking in now and I just want to get on my bike and go!!
I am looking forward to the event with Hilary and Rona! I know we will have a great time laughing, crying, shouting encouragement at each other when we are struggling and we will reach the Eiffle Tower’!
If you would like to support the cause please visit www.justgiving.com/RonaS or leave your donations at the Brite Dental practices. Thank you very much!
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