Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Bennett increases carbon footprint
Here is the new mean machine, I managed to remember to take a quick picture before leaving for work. After weeks of hoping for rain ( for the garden) I am now hoping it doesn't rain as I wouldn't want my nice new bike to get all wet.
The next job is to start the fundraising effort so I have put a piece in Optician to gee my readers up.
I used the picture from the foot of Ditchling Beacon plus the words below.
Saddle up: Transitions is leading an 11-strong group of cyclists from optics on a 300km Swedish Bike Ride in a bid to raise £5,000 for Vision Aid Overseas. The Motala-based ride is claimed to be the biggest bicycle event in the world. Over the space of a week in June, 30,000 people take part in cycle events centred around Lake Vattern. In preparation for the event the team recently rode from London to Brighton and back. The team is made up of Sue Cockayne of Leightons, Andrew Spiers from David Clulow, optometrist Fiona Molloy, Mark Harris of Vision Express, Essilor’s Darren Newth, Paul Maxwell from Hoya and Optician editor Chris Bennett. Transitions has four riders in the squad: Luca Conte, Matt Dorling, Kristen Manor and Pavel Prokopec. The team is hoping to complete a good part of the 300km ride together, with some of the faster riders then breaking away to finish in under 12 hours. To make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/vao300km