Congratulations to our finance consultant Beverley Beresford for completing an impressive 900-mile cycle across the length of France to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. After nine days at the handlebars, battling through Mediterranean summer temperatures, Beverley raised over £3,600 for the vital Sheffield charity.
Beverley set this challenge for herself after visiting Bluebell Wood with her husband to hand over the donation from his own cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. After seeing the hard work and care that went into improving the quality of life for both children with complicated medical needs and their families, she was inspired to do something similar for the charity.
With her husband in the role of coach, Beverley first learned to ride a road bike last year, and has been training since January 2015. The voyage began at Calais, 4th July. Averaging around 100 miles per day, (one of which included scaling a 5000 ft mountain) Beverley and her companions sustained themselves with beer, pizza and lots of sleep, eventually reaching Narbonne 12th July.
Enjoying a well-earned rest by the Mediterranean, Beverley and Colin also celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Congratulations Beverley!