241-mile London to Leap29 Cycle Challenge for The East Cheshire Hospice

(Left to right: Angus McCormick, Kate Bowmar and Kyle Williams)

They did it!... After an incredible 3 days and 241 miles Angus McCormick and Kyle Williams from Leap29 completed the London to Leap29 Challenge! https://www.leap29.com/blog/london-to-leap

On Wednesday 28th August they started their cycle challenge in London, traveling to all the major landmarks across London including Tower Bridge, London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. Then over the next 3 days cycled through some of England’s major cities including Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Cannock, Stoke and then finished at Leap29 office in Wilmslow, just outside of Manchester.

“Overall it was a fantastic experience and we are delighted to have broken the £1,000 target we set for ourselves at the outset. To have gone from effectively novice cyclists with an idea to the completion of a 240 miles challenge in 3 months is brilliant and something I am really proud of ourselves for.” Angus McCormick

In the end they raised an incredible £1,080.00 for the East Cheshire Hospice, which is nearly enough money to fund the equivalent of three overnight stays in their in-patient ward, eight physiotherapy appointments or 24 complementary therapy sessions for their patients and their families.

“The Hospice relies on our local community to raise over 85% of our running costs each day, and we can’t do this without the fantastic support of our corporate partners such as Leap 29. It was a pleasure to welcome Angus and Kyle from Leap 29 to the Hospice and celebrate the incredible amount of money raised from their London to Leap 29 cycle. They have personally raised enough money to fund three overnight stays in our in-patient ward and we can’t thank them enough.” Kate Bowmar, Corporate Fundraiser at East Cheshire Hospice.

“Being able to raise money for the East Cheshire Hospice mean so much to us, especially after paying the hospice and team a visit. Seeing the team, the hard work they put in and seeing some of the patients and how well they’re treated is amazing.” Kyle Williams

“It’s brilliant to be able to contribute in some way to the work that East Cheshire Hospice do, with them being a local cause I know many people who it has supported and had a positive effect on their lives during a tough time.” Angus McCormick

During the cycle both Sedgebrook Hall (www.sedgebrookhall.co.uk) and Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock (https://www.hibirminghamnorth.com/) generously provided complimentary accommodation.

“We would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated, sent well wishes, provided accommodation, Leap29 for their support with time off and travel; without them we wouldn’t have been able to do it.” Kyle Williams

Angus and Kyle are already talking about future fundraising activities including cycling Manchester to Paris or coast to coast, “We will keep it quiet for now, but next year our fundraising will be bigger, longer, harder and a lot more challenging!” Kyle Williams.

Find out more and to show your support please visit their just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/londontoleap29

Posted by Leanne Gilson-McGrath