NEWS: Coventry’s Shaun Reynolds on a Charity Mission
Coventry Cycle Speedway rider, Shaun Reynolds, is preparing to cycle 120 miles from his home town, Leamington, to London in a bid to raise £400 for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund.
Reynolds started fund raising plans back in January of this year, however it’s only after recently completing his A Levels that Reynolds is prepared to up the ante in a bid to reach his £400 target. Shaun will not be alone, his friend, Ed, will also take part in the ride as he raises funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
The 18 year old has so far raised roughly £240, through generous family & friend donations as well as picking up £20 at the recent BMS Ltd Junior Classic – hosted by Coventry. With just over six weeks remaining until Shaun sets off, the Leamington based rider said “Now I’ve finished my exams I’m ready to up the ante with regards to the fund raising. My initial target was to raise £400, however I know that total can be beaten.
“Hopefully the local media can get involved, I’ve already had the Leamington Observe make a visit to write a piece on the ride and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire also stated their interest in getting involved a few weeks ago. You can promote all you like but without generous people reaching my target won’t be possible.
“I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. I’ve climbed some of the largest mountains that the UK has to offer and the sense of achievement gives you a real buzz. I’ve worked in the Speedway media in the past few years and I know how tough the sport is for a handful of riders. The Speedway Riders Fund gives those riders, unfortunate enough to be injured, some financial support – it’s a great cause.
“I’ve had great support over the past few weeks and now I’m asking you to get involved. Roughly 1000 people will read this post, if everyone can donate £1 then that’s a huge sum of money. Donations can be made online or in person if you see me at a track in the upcoming weeks. I’ve got some holidays coming up but training is going well and I’m feeling fit and ready to take on what will be the biggest physical challenge of my life to date.”
If possible, donations can be made by using the link below. Shaun sends his thanks to those who have already generously donated.