West Yorkshire Windows MD Completes Charity Bike Ride
The Managing Director of West Yorkshire Windows, Andrew Glover, last month completed a gruelling nine day long, 1,500 mile bike ride for charity. The event, created and organised by GM Fundraising and christened Rome 2 Home, was designed to raise essential funds for Hope House in Oswestry, Shropshire, who provide care for children with terminal conditions and offer support to their families.
The ride, which started in the Italian capital of Rome and concluded at Hope House, involved the crossing of many testing areas including The Alps and Mount Ventoux, a 16 mile long, 6000ft uphill summit climb usually covered by riders in the Tour de France.
Andrew was one of a group of 18 riders involved in the cycling challenge and he has previous experience as he also took part in the Ride 4 Hope charity ride in 2008. Although it was one of the most challenging experiences he has ever undergone, he says that it was well worth the effort.
“We did the ride to raise money for the kids and to try and make their lives a bit better. We also wanted to help the families of ‘terminally ill’ children cope with what must be a very difficult and trying time. I have just ridden over 1500 miles or so, lost my phone, stayed in some horrible hotels, feel tired and have missed my family, but my life is easy compared to those who have to go through such suffering.”
GM Fundraising has for the last 7 years focused its efforts on raising money for Hope House Children’s Hospices as they receive very little support from the government and most of their operating costs are met through charitable donations.
Although the ride has now been completed there is still time for you to make a donation so that GM Fundraising can meet their target of £55,000. Just visit www.justgiving.com/rome-2-home.