Andy sets out on a 140 mile cycle day trip!

Andy sets out on a 140 mile cycle day trip!
Most people go for a leisurely cycle trip around the local area on the numerous cycle paths or out into the lovely countryside to enjoy the scenery. Others accept the physical challenge of a long distance route, usually to promote a good cause and raise funds for it. That is certainly the case for Andy Pulford.

Andy is employed within the parts department at Greenhous Vauxhall on Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury. Andy is known to be a quiet soul and is not best suited to self-publicity, but he is about to depart on a journey which has a special relevance to him and his family.

 This coming Sunday, 13th September, Andy is undertaking his first ever cycling challenge to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy  UK, a charity which brings individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions.  On Boxing Day 2014 Andy lost his Dad to this condition and when his cousin Mark said he was going to do his annual cycling challenge for this charity in memory of Tony Pulford, Andy just felt he wanted to join him.

 The challenge is to cycle from Ross-on-Wye to Bamber Bridge, the full length of the A49, an intimidating 140 miles, in one day.  This is a tough challenge, particularly for a first effort, but we know Andy has been training hard and will do his very best.

 As they come through Shrewsbury on Sunday, scheduled for between 11:30 and 12 o’clock they have a planned stop off at Greenhous Meadow, because the family are Shrewsbury Town supporters and Andy’s Dad was a supporter for over 60 years; it couldn’t really have been anywhere else!

 Andy says: “It is something I really want to do and once Mark said he was going to do it I readily agreed.  My brother, uncle and my Mum will be in the support vehicles, so it is a real family affair.”

 You can support Andy and Mark in their quest to raise a total of over £2,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK by donating to his Just Giving page