Friday 1st November 2013
Iron Man to cycle 500 miles in four days for charity!
Some say he’s made of steel, other consider him an out of space android, however he’s simply not going to let the team down and whatever it takes David Webb, Director of Matthew & Matthew, will start an epic solo cycle ride of 500 miles from Le Havre to Paris and onward to Bordeaux to raise money for www.boo-charity.org.uk
Due to business commitments, David had to pull out at last minute, from a group charity ride from Paris to Bordeaux only 3 weeks ago, consisting of Warren Munson, Simon White, Mark Cribb, Russell Hicks, Pete Moor, Jeremy Gill all of whom made the 365 mile cycle.
In David’s true determined and gritty spirit he has decided to go solo leaving on Saturday 2nd November, he will catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre, where he will then begin the epic ride across France.
David will have to carry all of his provisions, water, tubes, food and clothes for the journey. This time of year he is faces potential headwinds and rain. Despite all this, he plans to travel around 125 miles per day, in order to reach his final destination in Bordeaux by Wednesday next week.
David commented “I was gutted that I couldn’t go and I didn’t want to miss the chance to do my bit. So I’d rather ride alone than let Boo down.” Riding to raise money for Boo Charity is a really worthy cause where 100% of all funds go direct to the children. I’ve seen the great work they do and how they help so many children in Kenya. I will no doubt encounter difficult times, but nothing that some of these destitute children have endured, so I will dig deep and keep peddling.
The proceeds from David’s ride will go towards Boo’s latest project to build a rescue unit for orphaned and abandoned babies in Kenya.
This is the second year in which David and Boo supporters have undertaken a sponsored cycle in Europe for the charity, they are aiming to continue around Europe with new challenges each year.
You can donate to David’s Epic Ride on the team page at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/BordeauxOrBust
Best wishes David from all your team mates, family, friends and colleagues.
Follow ride progress on Twitter @BordeauxOrBust or www.bordeauxorbust.org.uk