Monday, 28 May 2012
Sytner Birmingham BMW's Dave Brady Cycling for Harry
In May a group of amateur cyclists organised an event ‘Cycling for Harry’. Some of the group didn’t even own a bike before deciding to join in the event. It was in aid of ‘Help Harry Help Others’ which is a charity set up by 11 year old Harry Mosely before he passed away last year.
The event was to cycle 111 miles in two days to ride from Birmingham to Wembley. They started training for the event in September 2011 and they went from 5-10 miles on a bike to 40 – 50 miles in one session.
On the 12th May they set off from Blakenhale School in Sheldon at 10am bound for Wembley. There were 29 in total including Sytner Birmingham’s very own Dave Brady who is a Used Car Sales Executive and he said, ‘It was something we were looking for 8 months and the big day came so quickly! We were all really excited on the day although very nervous! We will definitely keep on cycling as we are planning an event for next year, maybe London to Paris’. The other members of the team included an ex Birmingham City footballer, Michael Johnson and local celebrity ‘Blind Dave’.
They cycled on A-Roads through Solihull, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Bicester, Aylesbury and Watford before hitting Wembley at 3pm on Sunday. Their target was £10,000 and so far they have risen circa £20,000 for the charity.
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For more information and to read their blog please visit www.cyclingforharry.co.uk