VC Melyd rider to undertake Lands End to John O'Groats this July.

Club member Richard Addison (along with collegues Carl Murray, Paul Graham, Richard Addison, Terry McArdle, Martin Neal and their Cat mascot Cashie) will shortly be undertaking the corner to corner ride across the United Kingdom - raising money for the chosen charity Dreams Come True.

Cashie the Cat and his team from Cash Converters UK will be cycling a staggering 1,000 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for Dreams Come True, an inspirational charity that aims to make the Dreams Come True for terminally and seriously ill children.

We are undertaking this challenge to secure up to 50 children’s treasured dreams to become reality over the course of 2014!
The ride will take place over 12 days from Monday 14th July to Friday 25th July 2014, covering some 1,038 miles and climbing over 19,000 metres.

Cashie the Cat will be joined by three team members, Carl Murray, Paul Graham and Richard Addison, who, along with their respective companies and partners have managed to cover the costs of taking part in this event, so that every penny raised will go straight to the charity and the children themselves.

We strongly believe Dreams Come True is one of the most worthwhile charity's in the UK, having a direct effect on the lives of children with severe and life threatening illnesses, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy. As Cash Converters chosen charity, we have supported Dreams Come True for 5 years and in that time, have raised a phenomenal £150,000. One of the great benefits of Dreams Come True is you can see the results for yourself; witnessing each individual child experiencing their chosen dream.
Our aim is to raise a further £100,000 for the charity which will fulfil the dreams of up to 50 terminally and seriously ill children, bringing a little bit of joy and lasting memories to their lives.

We hope that you will show your support by sponsoring Cashie and the team. Each donation made, no matter how big or small, will be gratefully received and will go towards making the Dreams Come True for those who really need it. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Here is a little on their chosen charity...

Dreams Come True is a national charity which fulfills the dreams of terminally and seriously ill children aged 2-21 years of age. Every child has their own unique dream and making that dream come true for a child not only brightens their life but is a gift of joy and wonderful memories that parents and family will treasure forever. That's what we do at Dreams Come True every day. From specially adapted trykes to swimming with dolphins, meeting a favourite sports hero to a once in a life time holiday in the sun we can make dreams come true with your help. We receive no government or lottery funding and rely on our fund raisers to support our work. 25,000 children move into palliative care every year so please run for us and make more dreams come true.

More information about this event, and the facility to sponsor Richard and his group can be found here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CashieCycleUK14. Having seen the improvements in Richards strength over the last six months, we would like to wish him every success with his adventure - and look foward to a report on his return : )

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End of day 2 and we have done just short of 200 miles. We did Plymouth to Yeovil which was 102 miles with 2700 mtrs of climbing. The first 30 were up and over Dartmoor, the next 20 should have been down hill to Exeter But someone kept putting short sharp climbs in the way. The next 30 we found every valley in Devon. The good news is the last 20 were reasonably flat. We spent 11 hours from start to finish with over 9 in the saddle.Tomorrow it,s a nice easy day only 109 to Worcester but we need to be there for 3.30 pm so it's a 6.30 start!!.Must go as I am need of a beer.

Since my last post we have done 101 miles Yeovil to Worcester, then another 104 to Manchester. We arrived in time to do some extra miles at the velodrome, we just missed Wiggo but did get to meet the Scottish cycling team. This was followed by a brilliant night at the Charity Dinner at which we managed to raise another £12,000 The only problem is I had a little too much rehydration Which made the 80 to Kirkby Longsdale much harder than It should have been. 480 miles completed and almost half way there. Legs holding up well and am starting to enjoy the experience. Weather has been brilliant so far with following Winds. Tomorrow is 90 miles to Lockerby with the little Matter of Shap Fell to start with. The weather forecast looks Like we may get wet and face head winds for the first time time to get some more rehydration.

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