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Potterhanworth To Paris Cycle Challenge Completed!

We recently blogged about our friends from Andrews Car Centre in Lincoln who were set to undertake a 500 mile cycle challenge from Potterhanworth to Paris, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support! Read on to find out about their amazing challenge!

Not long ago we covered news about our friends from Andrews Car Centre in Lincoln going that “extra mile” for a fantastic cause. Well, Michael Andrews and Lewis Robinson from Andrews Car Centre successfully completed a gruelling cycle journey from Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire, to the heart of Paris to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. That’s an amazing 500 mile journey!

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The Cycle Challenge Diary

What started as a few drunken ideas, turned into a fantastic charity event raising over £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Day 1
Lewis and Michael set off from Potterhanworth waved off by a group of well wishers and moved on to their first destination of Peterborough.

Day 2
On the second day the support team joined the event and planned to meet the cyclists at their second meeting point of Enfield in Greater London. It was meant to be very simple, but turned out to be quite testing for the lads due to having navigation issues.

Day 3 & 4
13 year old Adam joined the lads to cycle through London and he would stay with them until the end point in Paris. They cycled past many of the iconic buildings in London and took in all of the sights a long the way.

Day 5
By day 5 the lads were in Brighton, and the distance they had cycled was beginning to take its toll of them as they looked completely shattered whilst taking a pit stop along the way.

Day 6
The team had made the journey across the ferry and into France! They had new challenges ahead of them and we’re trying their best to keep to the cycle routes but it wasn’t easy. They stopped in the beautiful town of Forge-les-Eaux.

Day 7
This was one of the most challenging days for the lads due to them having issues with navigation and keeping to the cycle paths. But not to be beaten they stuck with it and eventually found their way.

Day 8
They made it to the outskirts of Paris. The lads were really excited to finally be close to their final destination.

Day 9
The support team were anxiously waiting for the lads to arrive at the stunning Eiffel Tower, and when they did their were lots of hugs and hand shakes to be had and there was a real sense of achievement. Of course to celebrate everyone tucked into some French Onion Soup, and maybe a few beers were sunk along the way.

It was a fantastic journey which was at times challenging and a few minor accidents on the bikes leaving cuts and bruises never once stopped the three fantastic fundraisers wanting to reach their end goal. Everyone is very proud of them, and for 13 year old Adam it was a massive achievement. He will also like to say he reached the Eiffel Tower first!

The trip was very family orientated and everyone contributed massively to ensure the cyclists arrived safely. They hope to do something similar again once the legs are rested.

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“Our company Andrews Car Centre donated £50.00 for each car sold whilst we cycled the 500 miles.” If anyone would still like to sponsor Michael, Lewis, and Adam for their fantastic efforts, please follow this link to visit their Just Giving Sponsorship Page.

Everyone at WAS would like to congratulate them, and we happily donated £100.00 to the cause!


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Potterhanworth To Paris Charity Cycle Challenge

Our friends from Andrews Car Centre in Lincoln are set to undertake a 500 mile cycle challenge from Potterhanworth to Paris, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!

We love to hear about good deeds, especially when people in the motor trade go that “extra mile” for a fantastic cause. In a few weeks time on the on the 23rd of May 2015, our friends Michael Andrews and Lewis Robinson from Andrews Car Centre will begin a gruelling cycle journey from Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire, to the heart of Paris to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. That’s an amazing 500 mile journey!

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Michael added, “My 13 year old son will be joining us for the last leg in France (still over 100 miles). Of course to do this he needs a new bike, helmet, shoes, but hey! It gets him off his Xbox that in itself is an achievement!”

“The challenge all started out with a chat over a few beers in our local pub. Well that’s not strictly correct – it was a lot of beers! Lewis has been training in the gym on the weights, and I been cycling many miles, even to work and back! Think of the fuel I am saving!”

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“Our company Andrews Car Centre will donate £50.00 for each car sold while we cycle the 500 miles. I am sure it wasn’t that far when we originally discussed it, madness I know!”

If anyone would like to sponsor Michael and Lewis for their fantastic efforts, please follow this link to visit their Just Giving Sponsorship Page.

Everyone at WAS would like to wish them the very best of luck, and we have been happy to donate £100.00 to the cause!


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Winning Winford Ford Cyclists!

Determined staff representing Winford Ford in Bristol successfully complete a 500 mile charity cycle ride from Bristol to Bordeaux!

We are happy to report that staff from our friends at Winford Ford in Bristol, recently completed a fantastic 500 mile charity cycle ride organised by Pedal For Props B2B.

The team of 60 cyclists in total from all across the South West completed the 500 mile bike ride from Bristol to Bordeaux in four days! The Winford Ford riders raising a fantastic £1625!

Chris Hazell from Winford Ford said: “A massive thank you to you all for your support. We rolled into Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon after four fantastic days riding. My initial target was to raise £1000 but thanks to your generosity the final total is £1625!”

In all the PEDAL FOR PROPS B2B 2014 has raised in excess of £60,000 for PROPS.

Myself and all the staff at WAS would like to congratulate Chris and his colleagues on a truly amazing achievement.