Lion Adrian gets on his bike for charity
Morpeth Lion Adrian Barnes must be getting a bit saddle sore lately.
Firstly Adrian entered the London-Surrey 100 mile cycle event. This is the largest charity fundraising cycling event in the world. Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park the route goes through the City of London, west through Richmond Park and follows the 2012 Olympic Games route into Surrey and back. The “highlight” of the course is negotiating the infamous uphill zig zags of Box Hill. On return to the capital, the route takes in the Embankment, Parliament Square and finishes in the Mall. Adrian completed the course in 6 hours 23 minutes and raised £420 for Lions charities.
Not content with that, a few weeks later Adrian was to be seen in the Sanderson Arcade as part of a team doing a mere 2 hour cycling stint raising funds for Barnabas Safe and Sound, a Morpeth based charity for youths and the homeless. Fortunately it was a static bike and there were no hills. The team raised £600 on the day.
Morpeth Lions are waiting to hear of Adrian’s next challenge but hopefully not for a few months as it is costing them a small fortune in sponsorship monies.