Cycling challenge

Glyn Moorhouse from Oakland Glass is taking part in GM Fundraising’s ‘From Russia with Hope’ cycling challenge.

“I was involved in GM Fundraising’s first all-female challenge, Paddle2Pedal, last year,” Tina Moorhouse, managing director of Oakland Glass, said. “And although it was certainly challenging, the sense of achievement for completing the seven-day canoe, abseil and bike adventure, and collectively raising over £100,000 for the charity, made it more than worthwhile.

“Glyn was on the support team last year and straight away vowed that he would be part of the next challenge. We didn’t know at the time that it would be such an important ride, as GM Fundraising’s final cycle challenge.”

Glyn said: “Tina and the rest of the ladies set the bar high last year, so I’ll be doing my best to raise as much money as possible with the team this year.

“I’m excited about the challenge. It’s my first time on this well-established team of riders but I trained with Tina last year and am determined to make sure I train hard and am at peak fitness by the time we set off in June.”

Taking place in June 2019, ‘From Russia With Hope’ will see 18 riders cycle through 10 countries in 12 days, ending up at Hope House Children’s Hospice, the people for whom they are fundraising.

The journey will be 2,730 miles – in excess of 280 miles per day – with 34,000ft of climbing, and every penny raised will go to Hope House to support their care of life-limited children and their families.