Postcode Anywhere cycle team

Hell on Two Wheels

Postcode Anywhere’s trio of directors prepare for the HONC – a gruelling cycle challenge

You can’t help but notice the latest trend in the office for getting ‘Lycra-d’ up.

The truth is three of our directors are participating in the Hell of the North Cotswold (HONC) cycle challenge.

As the name implies, the 50km and 100km routes are not for the faint-hearted.

From left to right, Guy Mucklow (MD) , Phil Rothwell (SD) and  Ed Moseley (FD) are putting themselves through a punishing fitness and training schedule in preparation for the challenge which takes place on the 10th April.

The event starts from Winchcombe School, Gloucestershire, where the route will take the intrepid bikers through miles of undulating tarmac roads, bridleways, rocky terrain and muddy tracks. There is a shorter 50km which the less experienced Phil is tackling, but Ed and Guy are going for the hardcore 100km.

Over 1,200 riders have signed up for the 2011 event

Devised and promoted by Winchcombe Cycling Club, over 1,200 riders have signed up for the 2011 event, now in its 27th year.

Phil is participating in the gruelling 50km bike ride to raise much-needed funds for his chosen philanthropic cause, Cherry Trees, the lifeline respite charity.

Founded in 1980, Cherry Trees provide invaluable, professional, respite care for children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities.

A safe, secure and loving environment for children

The charity is one close to Phil’s heart as 16 years ago, his eldest daughter Emily, was born with cerebral palsy and suffers profound multiple learning disabilities. Emily is a delight but sometimes Venetia, Phil’s wife and their younger daughter Hannah, need a break from the routine of the 24/7 care the family provide for her. Emily thoroughly enjoys her brief sojourns at Cherry Trees.

Cherry Trees provide a safe, secure and loving environment for children and young people with a range of learning and physical disabilities including those sufferers of profound multiple learning difficulties (pmld).  The provision of respite care allows parents and families who are carers to have a well deserved break to give them an opportunity to re-charge their batteries.

Phil has set himself an ambitious fund raising target of £750. If you would like to support him through his gruelling challenge by giving him a donation towards this very worthy cause visit: http://www.justgiving.com/philiprothwell