Taking inspiration from the world famous Le Tour De France, two cycle enthusiasts from the Didsbury office of Gascoigne Halman are limbering up to take on their own version of the Trans Pennine Trail at the end of this month. The trip will be in aid of local charity, East Cheshire Hospice.
East Cheshire Hospice care for people suffering from life limiting illnesses as well as their families and carers, across Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and everywhere else in between.
The Trans Pennine Trial (TPT) coast to coast route runs from Southport to Hornsea and is an impressive 215 miles long. Keen to complete their cycle in just one day however, James Coppock, who completed the Coast to Coast cycle ride two years ago and Nathan Fitzpatrick have planned a condensed version of the TPT. Their cycle will begin at Southport Pier at 9am, passing the doors of the Gascoigne Halman offices in Stockton Heath, Lymm, Hale and Sale before finally finishing at the Didsbury office. The pair are hoping to complete the grueling 60 mile challenge in just 8 hours.
James added, “We decided to organise our own version of the TPT which would take in as many of our offices as possible along the way. We both enjoy cycling and the outdoors and were keen to really challenge ourselves, especially in the name of such a worthy cause. We’re asking all of our offices to give generously and have set-up a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/James-Coppock) which we’re directing all of our customers to.
Gascoigne Halman have chosen to raise money for three local hospices this year, East Cheshire Hospice, St Ann’s Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice.