C2C for Kirkwood

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Richard Rhodes of Grace Landscapes Ltd Maintenance department recently completed a Coast to Coast sponsored cycle ride to raise much needed funds for Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield.  Richard was already due to undertake the ride from Workington to Sunderland and used the opportunity to raise in excess of £350.00 when he heard that a work colleague was in the hospice.

Richard joined his Dad, who had completed the 140 mile route for the previous 5 years, along with another 12 riders.  Richard said his biggest challenge was setting off in a morning with a hangover as the team usually finished the days cycling midday and overnight accommodation was a pub!

Another memorable moment came when his Dad fell off his bike.  The challenge was to speed down a 6 mile hill then, without peddling, see who could coast the furthest and get closest to the hotel.  Unfortunately Richard’s Dad was so determined to win, he forgot his feet were clipped in and slowly toppled off his bike.

Well done to Richard and a big thank you to him and all who sponsored him.

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