NEWS: Reynolds completes “The Ride” to London
Yesterday, Coventry Cycle Speedway racer Shaun Reynolds completed his 120 miles cycle ride from his home in Leamington to London, with the plan to raise £600 for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund in the process.
After setting off on Tuesday morning, the 18 year old made good process alongside his friend Ed as they reached Leighton Buzzard, just outside Luton, by 3pm. The following morning Shaun and Ed then rode the remaining 60 miles to London where they arrived at 2pm after 4 1/2 hours of riding.
After completing the ride, Shaun said “It was tough, a lot harder than I thought it would be. Having said that it didn’t take as long to arrive at our destinations as I thought. There were a few tough moments. The heat didn’t help, at one point on Wednesday morning I felt pretty dehydrated but drinking water just didn’t seem to help – maybe it was a minor cold, I’m not too sure. “Having said that to complete the ride was awesome! We arrived at Primrose Hill and could see the whole city. When we arrived for our final mile, which was on one of London’s most iconic roads, The Mall, the feeling was amazing. I’ve raised roughly £520 so far, that’s £80 short of my target however I’m still fundraising until August 18th, which is the day I return from Poland, as I will be competing in the European Junior Championships.
“There’s so many people to thank. I’ve messaged them all personally so there’s not much point listing names as they know who they are and hopefully I can reward them for their help with a big plan for handing the money raised over, I just need some permission and make a few calls beforehand. I’ve got a few ideas for next year but I’ll just see how everything goes” Shaun is still looking for sponsorship and is hoping to find 10 people who will sponsor 50p or £1 per point, that he scores whilst competing in Poland for the Junior Championships. If you would like to do so then you can contact Shaun via the options below.
Well done on your achievement Shaun!