We recently brought you news of Gordon Short, in his 70s, who will be taking on the Hemel Hillbuster this year and we’ve now got news of two of his young fellow cyclists.
On the 28th April, Charlie Fischer (right) and Jack Tame (above), both aged 23, will be taking on the Hemel Hillbuster 60K cycle challenge to raise awareness and funds for Dacorum-based DENS homeless charity.
Charlie says, ‘Having spent the last 3 years at University in Bristol and Nottingham, we began to realise the extent of homelessness in the big cities, however we hadn’t really thought that this was also the case so close to home. Being keen cyclists, this is the perfect event for us to take on the challenge whilst raising money for such a worthy local cause.’
Jack adds, ‘People’s circumstances can change overnight, and anyone can be a victim of this terrible situation and the amazing work that DENS does, and the many services they provide for the homeless people, are completely irreplaceable. Knowing that we are actively contributing towards reducing the number of people living on our streets and helping people build themselves a better future, fills us with great satisfaction.’
Fran Martin, Head of Fundraising and Communications at DENS says, ‘We’re thrilled the boys are taking part and we urge all keen cyclists to join them on the 60K route, or why not consider tackling the 100K challenge? Both routes, starting and finishing in Gadebridge Park, take you over the Chiltern hills, around stunning countryside and through beautiful villages in Herts and Bucks.’
To find out more about the Hemel Hillbuster cycle challenge, run in association with British Cycling, visit www.DENS.org.uk/cycle.