Worle man cycles 100 miles for Weston Hospicecare
PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 July 2018
A 43-year-old Worle man prepares to cycle 100 miles in one day to raise money for ‘amazing’ Weston Hospicecare.
Shane Binding will climb steep hills and make his way through a busy city centre as he aims to complete the London 2012 Olympic race route.
He will cycle through the streets of London and over the Surrey Hills from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the finish line on The Mall in St James’s Park, in front of Buckingham Palace.
Shane said: “I am riding to help spread the world about the amazing work Weston Hospicecare provide supporting local people affected by life-limiting illnesses.
“After meeting the team at the hospice, I knew I wanted to add my support to this fantastic charity and challenge myself at the same time.
“I have been training hard all year, gradually building up distances and time on the saddle.”
Shane will take to his bike in the RideLondon challenge on Sunday. In preparation for it, he completed an 80-mile sporting event in Wales as well as the Great Weston Ride earlier this month.
He added: “Through the generosity of my family, friends and colleagues, I am on target to raise more than £600.”
The RideLondon route will see Shane face a 1,800m hill climb, as well as cycle on the same closed roads as the professionals once faced to win Olympic gold.
Shane said he was ‘excited’ about taking part in such a ‘prestigious event’ which attracts people from all around the world.
He added: “I am slightly nervous having never cycled this distance in a single day before but I just hope the hard work and training will see me through.
“The biggest challenge will be to pace myself so as to not use too much energy early on.
“It is also really important to keep re-fuelling and hydrated along the route.”
The money Shane raises will go towards the hospice’s palliative care treatment which provides specialist support free of charge.
Weston Hospicecare receives just 20 per cent of its funding from Government and is reliant on donations and support from the community in order to run its service.
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