Kent Sport staff member Lesley Parker set off on Saturday morning with her husband Andy and good friends Lizzie and Martin, on an epic cycle ride of 1,125K (700 miles) through France. The adventure started in Bishopsbourne and will end in Bagneres de Luchon in the Pyrenees. The idea was hatched one evening in their local pub (the Mermaid) over a pint or two. The group will end their adventure at Billy’s Bar- a local bar in Luchon where people enjoy watching the Tour de France each year.
Lesley has trained hard by cycling to work along with a few gym sessions and a lot of encouragement from her colleagues and friends. She has chosen the Pilgrims Hospice as her charity and just hopes she can keep up with the other three! Kent Sport wishes her luck.
Lesley says of her chosen charity “I have personally seen the excellent care and support that the Canterbury Hospice provides for family members and friends. I recently took part in the annual cycle ride for the hospice which was supported by Kent Sport where I work. The vision for hospice care is that everyone in east Kent should have access to service so they can cope with life-limiting illness with dignity and free from pain. Pilgrims Hospices has been providing end of life care and support for patients and their families across east Kent for more than 30 years. It is for these reasons that I am determined to complete the journey”.
To support Lesley in her epic ride and fundraising efforts for Pilgrims Hospices you can visit her JustGiving page. To find out more about the team and their route visit their Facebook page for updates.