Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Blazing saddles!

Matt Townend
This August Bank Holiday the Creedon brothers will not be the only intrepid cyclists hitting the roads in support of MfM. On the same weekend Matt Townend and friends will be embarking on an epic 8-day cycle from Land's End in Cornwall to John O'Groats in the Scottish Highlands to raise money to support destitute children and families in Madagascar.

As Matt, seen below warming up on one of London's ubiquitous "Boris Bikes", observes, this long-distance challenge "is the equivalent of doing the London to Brighton Bike ride twice a day for 8 days straight. And we'll be carrying all our stuff. So i'm pretty sure it'll hurt.". We here at MfM have no doubt that he's right - just the thought of 874 miles on the road is enough to make us saddle-sore. Luckily, come Bank Holiday weekend, Matt will have swapped his Boris Bike for something a little better suited to long-distance cycling.

Are you sure that's appropriate clothing for an 874 mile cycle ride? Matt warms up on a Boris Bike.
Please help make Matt's punishing two-wheel trial worthwhile by visiting his JustGiving site and sponsoring him. All proceeds will go to support sustainable, community-led development projects in Madagascar.

Watch this space for more news of Matt and his team.