PEDAL-POWERED fund-raisers cycled 125 miles from Rugby to Twickenham in support of a children’s charity.
Setting off from the birthplace of the game, the cyclists arrived at Twickenham for a grand parade which opened the Aviva Premiership Rugby ‘London Double Header’ two days later.
It was all in aid of Wooden Spoon, a charity which funds medical treatment centres, sensory enhancement therapeutic facilities, specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas and community programmes for disadvantaged young people.
Among the cyclists, who were set on their way by MP Mark Pawsey, were England and British and Irish Lions star Tim Stimpson, and Alistair Cochrane, Managing Director of TNT Express which supports the charity.
Alistair said: “This cycle challenge is the latest in a string of activities in which TNT Express is working alongside Wooden Spoon to deliver much need support to children’s projects across the UK.
“As well as supporting the ride we are also proud to see so many colleagues from within the business getting in the saddle.”
And they’re off! – The team head down Lawrence Sheriff Street en route to Twickenham. 37.014.001.rug.jm2