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PHENOMENAL FUNDRAISING: Friends plan cycle ride to Cornwall in aid of Chorleywood charity

 Published on: 4th November 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of friends, also known as Team Coastbusters, are planning a cycle ride till Cornwall in aid of Chorleywood based charity Mission EmployAble and the Chorleywood Cricket Club Pavilion Fund.

Tony Bendall, Gary Waller and Robert Finney were due to leave on November 2 and cycle 452 kilometres in aid of the charity.

Unfortunately, because of the second national lockdown coming into force on November 5, they had to postpone the event.

This will now happen in the first half of 2021, and they will embark on their four-day journey to Padstow.

On their fundraising page they said: “Lockdown has prevented us departing today (November 2), because we wouldn’t complete our cycle until after national lockdown starts on November 5, and has disrupted our logistics for the return home.”

Tony Bendall is a  veteran of 15 London To Brighton bike rides, he did several trips from Chorleywood to Brixham, Bristol and Padstow. He is out most weekends cycling in and around Herts and Bucks covering about 4000 miles a year on one of his many bikes.

Gary Waller, another team member, said:  “I’m fairly old hand to cycling, I love it, especially long distances. I have completed some big bike rides in the past, like coast to coast. I know that I’ll be looking forward to crossing the finishing line, although the laughs with the team during the ride are always great. However, I’m not looking forward to cycling up any hills that are planned en route.”

Robert Finney’s cycling career instead began with a touring bike ride through Burgundy. Many wine regions later, Robert started long distance cycling in Blighty, most recently he led a group of ten round the Isle of Mull in his native Scotland.

To donate go to Virgin Money Giving and search for “Gary Waller Coastbusters”.

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