23rd April 2015

Three Rushwickteers cycle to Paris

Three cyclists from Rushwick will be taking on the ultimate personal challenge when they cycle from Worcester to Paris to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Nick Wild, who runs a local plastic packaging business; Martin Beale, a fitness instructor and Ade Platt, who runs a small local business, will start their epic ride on 13th May as ‘The Three Rushwickteers’ and aim to raise £3,000 for the local hospice and Cancer Research UK.

The team will cycle 350 miles over 4 days, along a route that will take them from Rushwick to Portsmouth. A ferry crossing to Le Havre will mark the start of the second leg of the journey to Paris.

The cyclists will be supported through their challenge by Nadine Wild, Nick’s daughter, and her friend Amy Balchin, who have given up their time to drive their support vehicle, and bring the team home.

Ade Platt said; “It all started after I had an ankle injury which stopped me running. I started cycling with Martin Beale, initially on an old mountain bike, then on a second-hand road bike and going a longer distance each time. We wanted to do something special to raise money for charity, and decided that cycling from Worcester to Paris would be just the challenge we were looking for. We persuaded our friend Nick Wild to join us, and his commitment has kept us going. We have trained really hard and are ready for this challenge and want to raise as much as possible.”

The team will be raising money for St Richard’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK. To make a donation to their fund, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/worcester2paris