Duo get on their bikes to help cancer charity
APAIR of cyclists will be jumping in the saddle to raise money for charity.
Eric Fulham and Hannah Dawson, who both work at the Squire Knott pub in Oldham town centre, are planning to ride 200 miles all the way to Watford.
Their efforts hope to raise money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent – this year’s chosen charity for their employers at JD Weatherspoons.
Kitchen manager Eric, who came up with the idea, said: “Neither of us have done anything like this before but we wanted to do whatever we could for the charity. We’ll be cycling from the Squire Knott to our head office in Watford.
“I haven’t started training yet and I’m quite nervous but I cycle to work a couple of times a week.
“This will be a bit further than cycling to Oldham from Dukinfield but I’ll give it a go.”
The duo will be leaving Oldham on July 18 and cycle over three days.
Bar shift manager Hannah Dawson, who lives in Moorside, added: “It was all Eric’s idea and we were talking about it when I said I would join him.
“We’ve been trying to do something big and thought this would be perfect. I can’t wait and have started training but Eric’s leaving himself a bit short.
“I’ve done charity events before including a 20 mile walk and a bungee jump but never a bike ride.
“I used to teach people to ride bikes but I haven’t rode properly since I was a child so it’s nice to get back in the saddle.
“It’s going to be a big challenge but worthwhile for the cause.”
Eric and Hannah are hoping to raise Donations can be made online at justgiving.co.uk/hannahdawson25.
Hannah Dawson and Eric Fulham are getting ready for their charity bike ride to Watford