Andy Lindley, a member of ALC Health’s Head Office client services team is cycling from Wembley Stadium Arch in London (UK) to the Arc de Triumph in Paris (France) to raise funds for Help the Hospice between 14th – 16th June with a great start covering over 90 miles.
Leaving early morning at 5.30 Andy and his fellow riders were thankfully ahead of the morning rush hour traffic with a fairly flat run through to their first stop in Chertsey. However this proved to lull everyone into a false sense of security as the remaining 66 miles were over and through the North/South downs on route to the coast, including the dreaded Beacon Hill. Passing Haslemere in Surrey, Andy was tempted to pop into one of ALC Health’s clients, Quin-Essence for a desperately needed rest but thankfully resisted doing so in fear of being asked to make another mid-term policy adjustment.
Mile followed mile and hill followed hill with only the thought of getting to their hotel bed kept everyone going, till at last Portsmouth came into view. A welcome spectacle but trying to find their hotel was a different adventure all together.
With the first day out of the way and the channel crossing to France early the next day, the team settled down for a well earned rest and one or two medicinal beers ready for the long haul to Paris.
If you would like to donate to Andy’s adventure do please visit www.justgiving.com/andylindley where donations to this great challenge can be made.