Commercial Director of Fresh Start Waste, Colin Harvey, has completed a gruelling 156.4-mile coast to coast solo bike ride to raise much needed £2188 in funds for the Trussell Trust who are working to stop UK hunger and poverty through their network of local food bank supplies.
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support to people in crisis. Their mission is to stop UK hunger and as a family-run business, Fresh Start Waste and Colin wanted to support the cause by taking on a challenge which will really make a difference to the lives of people in need, particularly given the recent £20 per week cut in Universal Credit, pushing many UK families into food poverty.
The ride was not uneventful, with a blip around 120 miles where some issues with Colin’s bike gears occurred, however he found a workaround to overcome this and with one final flapjack he was nearly at his destination, Whitby – which he knew he was near, but couldn’t see until the very last mile before he arrived at 940pm.
Colin said “After 16 strenuous hours, 156 miles and a climb of 12,375 ft (equivalent to 11.5 times up the Eiffel Tower) I can honestly say I’m delighted to have completed the coast-to-coast bike ride. I got to see some beautiful areas of the country – rivers, babbling brooks, scenery – which I would never have seen in the car.”