Specsavers store director Tim Goodhew took to the Alps in a gruelling cycle race raising £1,300 for the Children’s Assessment Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

514 miles

Tim, store director at Specsavers Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green, took on L’Etape du Tour challenge as well as a six-day ride across France to get to the Alps.

‘The ride across France was a challenge in itself – I totted up 514 miles, climbed 20,241 feet, burnt more than 20,000 calories and thanks to the varying weather, from blazing sunshine to thunderstorms and flooded roads, got through more than 4,000 changes of gear. But it was great preparation for the race itself.'

Amazing experience

More than 12,500 people took part in the L’Etape du Tour (stage 18 of the Tour de France), which saw multiple casualties on the route.

‘One of the highlights of the race was the support from the crowds – it was great to receive that all-important encouragement which spurred me on to complete it,’ added Tim.  ‘It was an amazing experience, one not to be forgotten, and I’m just so grateful to everyone who has sponsored me.’

Raising money

Specsavers Sutton Coldfield and its sister store in Mere Green has already raised more than £2,500 to provide new sensory equipment, toys, furniture and baby changing stations for the Children’s Assessment Unit at Good Hope Hospital.

If you would like to donate visit  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/timothy-goodhew


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