Sid Valley dads train for charity bike ride

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 July 2016

Dads on Wheels cyclists Andrew Judge, Mike Harms, Brian Taylor and Matthew Meek with their children and Hays Travel staff

Dads on Wheels cyclists Andrew Judge, Mike Harms, Brian Taylor and Matthew Meek with their children and Hays Travel staff

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Four dads trying to get fit are taking to the saddle in Sidmouth to boost a pair of good causes with an all-day bike ride.

Mike Harms, together with Andrew Judge, the head of operations for continental Europe at the Donkey Sanctuary, GP Brian Taylor and firefighter Matthew Meek, is in training for the Prudential 100-mile cycle in aid of pregnancy charity Tommy’s.

Ahead of next Sunday’s ride, they will be stationed outside Hays Travel on Thursday (July 28) for a ‘round-the-world’ cycle and sharing the proceeds with Dream-A-Way, which the company has supported since last year.

Mike, an independent financial adviser who, along with the other dads, has a child at Sidbury Primary School, said: “This started out as four dads trying to get fit by cycling on a weekend after years of neglect.

“But now we are excited to be involved in such a large event and raising money for two fantastic charities.

“We would love as many people as possible to support us on the day outside Hays Travel in High Street.”

There will also be a raffle, with prizes including £100 Hays Travel voucher. Tickets can be bought in advance and throughout the day.


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