On 3 August Oliver Rowe (54) from Warmingham will begin a grueling 1,070 mile bike ride from the most southerly point in Britain, Lands End, up to John O’Groats, to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice.
Oliver an Associate Partner at Rowe Wealth Management, will reach his final destination on 17 August having faced 15 days of demanding riding, travelling an average of 75 miles per leg across challenging terrain, with an expected target sum of £20,000 for local adult hospice St Luke’s.
En route, he will be joined intermittently by 30 close friends and family members, who will provide much needed moral support for short legs of his punishing journey, with his wife Deb (49) driving the complete course.
Oliver’s tight training schedule consists of high intensity interval cycles in preperation for his onerous journey, all aboard his hand-built titanium bike, kindly donated for the trip by Chester-based store Sixty Nine Cycles.
Keen cyclist Oliver has previously taken part in other arduous endurance events, including biking coast to coast across Britain. On this new physical test he says “Remaining positive throughout the course of the ride is vitally important for me.
“Being joined by a fantastic support network, alongside having first-hand experience of the admirable work carried out by hospices such as St Luke’s, will be enough to spur me on towards that finish line.”
To get behind his challenge and show your support for Oliver, you can go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/OliverRowe to donate. If you are interested in doing your own challenge for St Luke's then please call the corporate and community development team on 01606 555697 and ask for Diane Eeley.
To find out more about St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice visit: www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk