Tony Walker, a lab manager at Leicester Specsavers, has completed a 101-mile bike ride in five and a half hours to raise money for the Leicester and Rutland Hospice, LOROS.
Driven, determined and dedicated
Tony set off from his hometown of Burlestone on Friday 29 April and pedalled across the country to finish in Skegness. He was accompanied on the journey by running club friend, Jon Bebb.
The bike ride is part of a wider fundraising effort by Tony, who aims to raise £1,000 for LOROS. Over the year, he will be running, cycling and competing in a variety of challenges and races for the charity. The bike ride formed the main part of his fundraising activities, and he has raised just under £900 so far.
‘I wanted a tough endurance challenge to get stuck into as part of my year of fundraising,’ says Tony. ‘I’ll be pooling all the money I raise over the year and donate the total to LOROS, which is a fantastic local charity and relies solely on public donations to carry out their valuable work.
‘I’m thrilled to have raised so much towards my £1,000 target in my first challenge, thanks to the generous donations to my JustGiving page by friends, family, co-workers and customers. I’ll be starting my next challenge soon, so watch this space!’
Anyone wishing to add to Tony’s total can make a donation on his JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/Oneyearchallenge