Bentley Boys Andy Meyrick, Guy Smith and Steven Kane are undertaking the team’s second 12-hour challenge of the 2015 motor racing season – only this time they are relying on pedal rather than horsepower.
On May 1st the Bentley Team M-Sport car #7 drivers will set off on an epic 170-mile charity bike ride. The route will see them pedal north through Cheshire, onwards into Lancashire, through the mountainous Lake District and on to Cockermouth, Cumbria, all in a bid to raise funds for Care2Save – the palliative care charity.
Commencing at 5am, the journey begins at the home of Bentley in Crewe where Bentley Motorsport is based. The route culminates at M-Sport headquarters in Cockermouth, Cumbria, where the Continental GT3 cars are race prepared. With an expected 5pm finish, the 12-hour ride will form a key part of the team’s physical training regime.
Created by the fundraising team at St Luke’s Hospice, Cheshire, Care2Save provides funds to improve hospice and palliative care around the world.
Andrea Fragata Ladeira, CEO of Care2Save, said: “Bentley has supported St Luke’s Hospice for many years. The hospice has in turn offered support to Bentley staff and their families at very difficult times. Care2Save allows us to work in partnership not only to ensure St Luke’s has a stable future but to develop excellence in palliative care beyond our locality in the wider world.”
Bentley Boy Andy Meyrick, added: “We train together as a team regularly and fitness is part of our preparation and schedule for the year. Much of our time training is actually spent cycling. We wanted to take on a cycling challenge that could support a worthwhile local cause and Care2Save is a charity that we are keen to support.”
To sponsor the Bentley Boys and help Care2Save with their remarkable work, please visit www.justgiving.com/BentleyBoys/ and make a donation