Hoppers 2 Twickers lads complete ride

Date: 03 May 2012


After 232 very soggy and sore miles, the Preston Grasshoppers charity cyclists and support crew, pulled into Twickenham on Saturday morning in preparation for the annual Army v’s Navy game.

The group faced the worst weather conditions possible, with the Met Office declaring Britain has endured its wettest April since records began. Severe rain and storm warnings were issued for the Midlands, with torrential rain and high winds lashing almost the entire route.

Despite the conditions, the cyclists continued on mile after mile, calling in at Salford, Sale, Leicester, Northampton and Wasps on route to Twickers.

Along the way there were many lows, including punctures, ‘discussions’ over the route and near death experiences with the support van, but these were heavily outweighed by the highs the grouped experienced, culminating in riding up to Twickenham surrounded by 65,000 servicemen & women.

The group of Sean Jackson, Alan Haworth, Colin Whalley, Dan Talbot, Gavin McQueen, Harry Foster, Peter Hollis, Robert Smith & Wayne Steel, supported by Mike Gregory would like to personally thank all who backed or sponsored them during this amazing experience, and particularly our event sponsors Booths, Virgin Trains, Clive Hurt Plant Hire & John Robson Metals; without whom this event could not have taken place.

Current sponsorship is running at just short of £4000, the push is now on to collect the money pledged and press on to hit our £5000 target.

Thanks to all who have already sponsored us; sponsorship lines will remain open until 20th July 2012, so please, if you haven’t already, sponsor us and help us reach out target of £5000.

Many thanks, PGRFC Charity Bike Ride


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