A TV wine specialist is jumping in the saddle to help a Warwick choir bring music to the masses.
Writer and presenter Oz Clarke is cycling 200 miles from Coventry Cathedral to Bournemouth in a bid to raise £10,000 to create 300 school choirs across the country.
He is supporting an initiative by music education charity Armonico Consort, which is based in Warwick.
On the ride, which begins on Friday (September 6), the wine connoisseur will be joined by 11 keen cyclists including choir artistic director Christopher Monks and singers.
Together they will stop at cafes and breweries to put on performances of live music paired with glasses of wine in a bid to raise even more funds.
Christopher Monks said “Our team is a mix of ages and cycling experience but we’re linked by the promise of a lot of fun along the way and a desire to raise a great deal of money for work we believe in passionately and which is desperately needed in a time of austerity.
“Singing is proven to have the power to build confidence and self esteem in people of all ages, breaking down barriers, building friendships and improving academic results in all areas. Additionally, it has an incredible effect on mental health and wellbeing.”
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