Two members of Aylesford Bulls rugby club are taking part in the Great British Bike Ride (www.greatbritishbikeride.com) and cycling almost 340 miles from Land’s End to Twickenham in an attempt to raise funds for Help for Heroes and Wooden Spoon (Kent). They will be cycling under the team name of ‘Bull Riders’, reflecting their club link.
Kevin Burbidge and Graham Sutton are aiming to top £10,000 for their chosen charities during the four-day event. They have already received generous support from Andy Smith of Lactalis McLelland Ltd and Pat Gallagher of the Gallagher Group of companies.
Any support is welcome and you can choose to sponsor either one or both of the chosen charities by visiting their team page at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/bull-riders.
Help for Heroes (www.helpforheroes.org.uk) is probably a charity well known to most people, supporting members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. Wooden Spoon (www.woodenspoon.com), however, may be less well known to some but is a rugby-based charity that seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
The pair will make overnight stops being hosted by rugby clubs along the route at Tavistock, Yeovil, Winchester and Esher. On the final day, Saturday 1 September, the cyclists take a more leisurely journey from Esher Rugby Club to Twickenham, where they will stay for the two premiership games.
If you choose to sponsor them and are a UK taxpayer, please ensure you complete the relevant details in order that the charities may also claim Gift Aid, which increases the value of your donation by a further 25%.