Our Managing Director, Jonathan Hart-Smith, has recently completed a 100 mile bike ride for charity.
Jon rode with several others in aid of Demelza Children’s Hospice, which provides children and their families the opportunity to spend time together doing a range of activities for all ages that they may not have been able to access otherwise. The hospice also provides support in what can often be an isolating time for many families.
The route taken by Jon, which follows the Olympic route from 2012 and traverses Box Hill amongst others, had some “fantastic sights,” alongside a fair amount of drama. One of the members of the group Jon was with came off his bicycle at 35mph, before using his shoulder and head as a brake. Luckily, no major injuries were sustained and the ride was completed with a few bumps, bruises and one significant headache!
A few celebrities also joined the group, cycling for their own charities, amongst those were Location, Location, Location’s Phil Spencer. Jon is pleased to say he has reached his fundraising target and is looking forward to his next challenge!