Fleet pair aim to beat London to Paris cycling record for charity
Wentworth-James, head of sales and marketing at the Newport Pagnell based fleet management company which looks after around 19,000 vehicles on behalf of corporate customers, hopes to raise several thousand pounds for the heart charity, famous for its work in fighting heart disease.
He will be accompanied by life-long family friend Nick Robinson on the trip, which is completely unsupported; everything the two cyclists need for the journey has to be on their bikes, including any spare parts, tools, clothing or drinks.
'The cause is very dear to me as earlier this year a much loved uncle died of a massive heart rupture at the relatively young age of 66. I would like to raise as much money as I can for a charity that does such great work for those suffering from heart failure and heart disease,' said Wentworth-James.
'Three years ago, Nick and I cycled from London to Paris in a weekend but, in thinking that this was not a big enough challenge, we have now agreed to cycle from London to Paris in just 24 hours including the ferry crossing,' he said.
Wentworth-James has been in training from the beginning of the year and has been covering between 300 and 500 miles a month, increasing the mileage as the big day approaches.
'Whilst the training schedule seems to be on target, I know that raising as much money as I can is the incentive I need to continue to get out of bed in the mornings and onto the bike,' he said.
Wentworth-James said he would like to thank all of those who had already made donations towards his cycling feat, which currently stands at around £750.
'I would like to thank everyone who have so far made or pledged donations to what I believe is a very worthy cause.
'For those of you who would also like to get involved, I have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to be as generous as possible, by setting up a Just Giving page, the details of which can be viewed HERE.
Alternatively cheques made payable to the British Heart Foundation, with the sender’s name and address on the back, stating that they wish to have gift aid applied, can be sent to The Swallows, Linton Road, Hadstock, CB21 4NU.
For more details on the marathon charity cycling endeavour or how to make donations, please contact CLM Head of Sales and Marketing, Rob Wentworth-James by email or telephone 01908 219220 mobile 07836 799240 to give your much needed support for a great cause.