Posted Friday 16th May 2014 –
s George Willis and Mark Foxwell led riders home to Guildford alongside former world motor racing champ, Damon Hill OBE on Sunday 4th May 2014. The oversubscribed ride, now in its third year, left Putney in southwest London for France on Friday 2nd May 2014. On a route that took in some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK and France, over 80 riders endured three days of intense riding in order to meet the gruelling schedule ahead of them.
George and Mark, both avid cycling enthusiasts, had organised the s charity, the halow project via their dedicated cycling event company, 2Boats, which organises personal, well planned sportives, audaxes and multi day charity rides.
It gives Mark and me such pleasure to be able to organize this event for the halow project. It is particularly satisfying to see how the event has gone from strength to strength in a relatively short space of time with more people and organizations getting involved and behind such an inspiring charity.
This amount of money will make a significant difference to the lives of young people with a learning disability. It is not too late to make a donation, if anyone can help, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamgm_halow250 – being a small charity with no state funding – every little truly does help,” Willis added.
Damon who is Patron and one of the founders of the charityThis was an extremely gruelling ride against a strong headwind, particularly tough over the French hills but as one rider said this is nothing to the mountains our young people have to climb every day.
“We have been truly overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and commitment we’ve had from riders and supporters. Huge thanks to all those who took part in the ride and everyone who helped make it such a success – The 2Boats team did a first class job.”