What? A cycling challenge in memory of an amazing teenager, Paul Davies
Where? any cycling event but one we get most cyclists joining is Pedal for Scotland
When? any but Pedal for Scotland is Sunday 11 September 2016
Cost? varies from event to event and all we ask is that you register yourselves onto your chosen event and then raise a few quid for us in honour of a very special young man, Paul Davies
Charismatic, fun, inspirational – just a few of the words we could use to describe Paul Davies.
Paul was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 14 and battled it hard for many years. He lost his fight in July 2010 aged just 17.
Family and friends fundraise tirelessly for a number of charities that were close to Paul’s heart. This idea is to raise funds for us and we are so very grateful to Paul’s family for choosing us as the benefiting charity.
So, what is it, do I hear you ask?
Well, as the title suggests it is a bike team.
As part of the 2013 Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh there were 128 cyclists in our Team Pedal 4 Paul
For 2016 we’d like to see 150 cyclists in our team and it can be done.
This year sees us suggesting that you join any organised cycling event you fancy and then pledging to raise a few quid for us – any amount at all is welcomed by us.
The biggest cycling event is Pedal for Scotland cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September – full information can be found here.
Once you sign up to your event, let us know you are going to raise some funds for us and let us know if you want a Pedal 4 Paul t-shirt. We will give you information on how to set up an online giving page.
All monies raised will be used at our Ripple Retreat for an item or items that will recognise Paul’s achievements and character in his young life – a fitting legacy for a special young man.
And as one of the requirements of joining the team is to wear odd socks (Paul always wore odd socks!) we also suggest saving up pennies, pounds, fifty pences, notes in a sock!