On Sunday, Theo Hesketh from Little Budworth has started cycling the length of Great Britain from John O’Groats to Lands End over 10 days, a 1000 mile route.
The cycle stages have been set, with the route they have chosen, passing through Little Budworth on Friday 31st July.
Theo Hesketh, 19yrs from Little Budworth and Andrew Leonard, 20yrs are both former pupils of Tarporley High School, now flatmates studying at Liverpool John Moores University. During the Covid-19 epidemic they kept their fitness levels up by taking to Road Cycling, progressing to riding over 100 miles each Saturday.
Realising that its too much of a feat to take just as a personal achievement, they want it to benefit others, providing them with a chance to
achieve their own goals and hence are raising funds for the David Lewis Centre (Day Service) in Warford, (which supports Theo’s cousin) and Cheshire and Pioneer People Wirral.
Their chosen charities do a fantastic job in helping people in the community and helping people with disabilities. In these difficult times they want to support these two amazing organisations, who have not been able to do normal fundraising, so they are able to continue to support their members.
The David Lewis Centre provides outstanding education, residential, medical and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. Theo’s Cousin currently receives support from the centre, through using their services he has been able to use his great creative skills to produce and publish books as well as many other skills-based activities.
Pioneer People Wirral runs a community centre and a community workshop where people can learn DIY, wood and metal work. Internationally, the charity worked in Kenya, Gambia and Albania helping to set up small sustainable businesses in order for them to grow and develop to help the community.
Paul Leonard, Andrew’s father, will also be cycling with them and Kelvin Hesketh, Theo’s father, is forming part of the support crew.
Their aim is to raise awareness for these charities and provide inspiration to others.