Lee Coulson, a Shift Electrician at South Ferriby Cement Works, recently found himself discussing charity events with a good friend and the ways people make a difference. Having found new and rekindled interests in cycling last year they decided to look into Ride24 and their event from Newcastle to London on 20th August this year. The thought of riding their push bikes 310 miles seemed ludicrous and challenging but to do it in 24 hours found them wincing at the very prospect! However, as it was still 2015 and needing to lose excess Christmas pounds, they found themselves signing up.
Due to their contrasting work patterns they have been training separately since Christmas. After planning progressively longer rides Lee is currently doing rides over 100 miles a week which is about 6-7 hours on the bike. He comments: “For mid March training feels like it’s going well”.
Ride24’s chosen charity this year is Macmillan. Lee says: “It seems like the life of everyone you speak to has been affected by cancer of some sort and the stories just seem more frequent than ever. The Macmillan nurses helped when my family needed them and I would like their care and compassion to continue so that other families may receive their help when they need it most. This truly is a most worthy cause to spare even a small amount of money”.
If anyone would like to help with sponsoring Lee it really make a difference. Donations are through JustGiving which is simple, fast and secure. Go to https://www.JustGiving.com/Lee-Coulson646 or search for Lee Coulson on the Just Giving website and you’ll see the ride from Newcastle to London on the list.