Premier League Cycle Fundraising Challenge
Between 21st and 29th April 2018 Peter Lambert completed a demanding cycle challenge to raise money for the READY Charity. Taking in 20 Premier League Football Grounds on the Route between Newcastle and Watford, Peter cycled 840 miles in 9 days.
Peter set out on his epic journey from Newcastle with fellow cyclist Alan Gauntlett. They were joined on day two, the route between Huddersfield and Manchester, by Peter’s work colleague by Mark Astles and his uncle Michael McGrath.
By the end of the third day Peter had already clocked up 311 miles and had travelled from his starting point of Newcastle United’s St James’ Park to Leicester. It was at this point that Peter and Alan parted company and that Peter’s mother Debra Ramsey met up with him to act as the support vehicle for the remaining 6 days. Along the route Peter and his team stayed overnight at hotels and B&BS to rest and refuel ready for a new day’s cycling. The 9 day road trip saw them visit the football grounds of Newcastle, Burnley, Huddersfield, Manchester City, Manchester United, Everton, Liverpool, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal, Spurs, and Watford.
Along the route Alan and his team attracted media attention including video coverage by BBC North West and Bolton News, all of which help to raise awareness of the READY Charity and its work.
At the last count Peter’s Fundraising total from his Premier League Cycle Challenge stood at just under £2200 including Gift Aid donations. Congratulations on completion of this epic ride Peter and thank you from everyone at READY. Our thanks also to the people who supported Peter in achieving this, either by accompanying him on his ride, or through their generous donations.