UK: A team of cyclists from refrigerant supplier A-Gas are hoping to raise £2,000 for the RNLI riding more than 110 miles.

The team of six, all employees of the Bristol-based company, cycled the 110 miles from Holyhead to Chester earlier this month. Despite the many hills and bad weather, the team of A-Gaspers –  Francis Burraston, Gwen Adamson-Dunn, Phil Boynes, Jimmy Holmes, Mike Gorham and Tony Hancorn  – completed the challenge in ten hours, over two days.

Francis Burraston said afterwards: “It was certainly a trip to remember. On the first day it rained heavily and we found ourselves cycling into a strong headwind. We got soaked to the bone but it was all for a good cause and we are delighted that we have completed the ride.” 

Fellow A-Gas employee Paul Sunshine was on hand to provide back-up with a van and to meet the intrepid group after they completed their marathon cycle ride. Tony Hancorn is manager of the RNLI lifeboat station at Portishead, near Bristol, and knows at first hand how crucial the work of the RNLI is in saving lives at sea. Money donated will help pay for equipment and support for the rescue teams.

The A-Gaspers have raised more than £1500 already and are aiming to top the £2000 mark. If you would like to make a contribution to their fund-raising go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/a-gaspers 

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A-Gaspers, saddle sore but smiling (l to r): Tony Hancorn, Jimmy Holmes, Francis Burraston, Phil Boynes, Mike Gorham and Gwen Adamson-Dunn