Cheltenham ‘biker’ Peter Vinicombe is preparing for a fund-raising challenge to ride the 900-miles between Land’s End to John O’Groats in just one day – in aid of local charity Heidi’s Heroes.
Peter, will be making the mammoth Cornwall to Scotland trip astride his gleaming Harley Davidson on August 23rd and hopes to raise at least £1,000 for the Cheltenham-based charity that supports those with cancer, cares for the bereaved and gives courage to children learning to swim.
The generous Estate Planning Consultant, will set off from Land’s End before dawn and ride his way up the country to the furthest point north in Scotland – with the aim of arriving before midnight the same day.
Peter bought his first Harley during a ‘midlife crisis’ nearly nine years ago and is a member of the Rolling Hills Harley Davidson Club.
He said: “I think the hardest part of the challenge will be sitting on the bike for nearly 24 hours and riding through any bad weather further north. My gluteus maximus will certainly know about it, and I just hope August 23rd will continue fine and dry.”
Paul Wood, Founder of Heidi’s Heroes, said: “This is quite a challenge even by Harley standards and we are delighted Peter has chosen to do it for Heidi’s Heroes. He’s hoping to raise just over a pound for every mile he rides so we’d urge anyone who knows him to pledge their support for as few or as many miles as they can.”
Peter, who owns Peace of Mind Estate Planning in Wellington Square, Cheltenham, added: “I heard about the work of Heidi’s Heroes through Business Network International and felt it was doing very worthwhile work locally so decided to do something to help. I’m hoping my clients and friends will support me.”
You can support Peter via our donate page, marking your donation ‘Harley’, or via his Virgin Money Giving page. Thank you.