Andy and Co’s bike ride will raise money for Liverpool children’s hospice

A team of Merseyside-based business professionals, including MHA Moore and Smalley’s very own Andy Webster, are to cycle across the country in a bid to raise money for Liverpool’s Claire House Children’s hospice.

The coast to coast ride, covering 174 miles between Ravenglass in Cumbria and South Shields in Tyne and Wear, takes in the route of Hadrian’s Wall.

Andy and his riding partners Paul Roberts, Thomas Flanagan and Mark Day aim to raise at least £2,500 for Claire House.

The funds will support Claire House’s work in helping seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full through creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.

Andy said: “This will be our third riding challenge in as many years and we’re proud to be donning the lycra again for such a fantastic charity which has recently opened a new site on our doorstep here in Liverpool.

“We did the 140 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in 2017 and 170 miles between Newcastle and Edinburgh in 2018, so this year we’re going even further.

“We’ve been training hard to keep in shape. It makes it so much easier when we know people are supporting us and making donations to our chosen charity.”

The five riders are Andy Webster, of MHA Moore and Smalley; Mark Day of Dalesview Partnership; Paul Roberts, managing director of Cunliffes architects and surveyors; and Tom Flanagan of Speedy Hire UK. They will be helped by support vehicle driver Phil Evans, of RBS.

The group start their ride on May 15. To sponsor them visit the team’s fundraising page.