Reporter Jonathan White
Tim Bowker, aged 51, who runs Nantwich Refrigeration Services, wanted to help local charities during the UK lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis.
He cycled an incredible 512 miles on his stationary indoor bicycle at his house in Crewe over fourteen days in April 2020.
His ride has raised £1,800 which will be split between Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Alzheimer's Society, Kidney Care UK, and Wych-Malbank Rotary Club in Nantwich.
Tim Bowker said: “I cycled 60 miles on the final day of my ride and have cycled 512 miles in total, which is the equivalent distance from Crewe to John o' Groats in the far north of Scotland. I am overwhelmed by the donations - thank you so much to everyone who supported and sponsored me. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will receive the largest share of the fund-raising, then The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre on the Wirral who cared for my father-in-law Jack during his last days, Alzheimer's Society who supported my children’s grandad Allen, Kidney Care UK as my Dad is an outpatient at the Kidney Unit in Stoke, and Wych-Malbank Rotary Club in Nantwich where I am a member and will let them decide which charity to choose to donate to. I am so pleased and proud to have raised this money for such worthwhile causes.”
Carole Salmon, Community Fundraiser, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity said: “A huge well done and thank you to Tim for completing his epic cycle challenge. We are delighted to one of the nominated charities to benefit from his fundraising. Thank you also to everyone who supported him.”
To donate to Tim’s fundraising ride please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Nantwich.Refrigeration.Services and view his ‘Tim's medical fundraiser’ post.