BREATHTAKING sights and heavy downpours ensured cyclists had a memorable ride across Asia in aid of Myton Hospice.
Over six days, 11 cyclists made the 350km trip through Vietnam and Cambodia – raising more than £44,000 for the charity.
Retail operations manager Gary Bradbury, who also jumped in the saddle, said: “All of us who took part in this year’s cycle challenge had our own reasons for raising money for Myton.
“We were from all different backgrounds but immediately gelled as a group, which was really important given the mileage covered and conditions that we had to cycle in. It was great to experience such diverse cultures and we were lucky to see some fabulous sights from the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat. It was a truly memorable experience for a very worthy organisation which I am very proud to be a part of.”
Among those taking part was young Coventry City Football Club Academy player Jack Burroughs who signed up to raise money in memory of his grandmother who was cared for at Myton.
In the last 12 months, Myton Hospices has cared for and supported more than 2,300 patients and their loved ones.
These services are provided for free in the Warwick, Coventry and Rugby hospices, via patient and family support services and in the community through Myton at Home.
To continue providing the services for free the hospice needs to raise more than £8 million a year.
One of the charity’s next big challenge fund-raisers is a trek to the top of Kilimanjaro in September next year.
Visit www.mytonhospice.org to find out more about the event or donate.