On 20th June 2015, 13 blokes got on their bikes and cycled from Brighton to Portsmouth for The Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
The cyclists were: Clinton Prince, Mark Baird, Steve Paynter, Pat Newman, Mike Newman, Stuart Beck, Jack Thompson, Harry Thompson, Ross Grady, Lewis Valentine, Adam Beckett, and Adam Price. Brad Johnson unfortunately couldn't make it, but at the last minute Billy Essery joined in the fun....on a single gear bike with two slow punctures! They all knew and loved Tom and wanted to do something in his memory and to raise funds.
They cycled 50 miles, starting at Brighton Pier early in the morning, finishing at the Old House At Home pub in Milton, Portsmouth around 14:15.
These chaps were all new to cycling and brought their cycling Lycra especially for this. And there were no fancy bikes in sight, so they had to work even harder!
The weather behaved itself on the day and it was perfect conditions for the ride; not too hot or rainy. There was another charity bike ride taking place on the same route....so the lads were joined by 150 ladies in pink for parts of the journey, with the riders all cheering each other along!
There was one puncture along the 50 miles but the lads all crossed the line together, with friends and family there to welcome them home!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the ride and there is talk of doing it again!
The pub put on a bouncy castle and BBQ and the cyclists relaxed with family and friends.
The JustGiving page has surpassed the £2,000 mark which is fantastic news, and it is still open for donations...
Click here to make a donation!
A real big well done to the lads, thanks to the pub for hosting the after party, and many thanks to all those that donated.