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Intrepid duo's epic cycle trek
Cyclists with Dennis Waterman
Dennis Waterman sees the boys off
Last updated: 11 May 2004 1133 BST
lineCheltenham man Brian Wronski and his friend Matthew Evans recently set off on an intrepid charity 1500 mile bike ride to Portugal. Nicola Harrison provided this update...
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Brian Wronski and Matthew Evans left Cheltenham town centre on 22nd April. They were waved off by the Mayor of Cheltenham and Dennis Waterman.

So far they have travelled over a third of the distance from Cheltenham to Faro in Portugal. They have sponsorship, to date, amounting to £50,000.

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Half will go to the Variety Club of Great Britain Golfing Society for sunshine coaches for children, the rest going to an orphanage in Faro.

quoteSo far they have travelled over a third of the distance from Cheltenham to Faro in Portugal. quote
Nicola Harrison

The men are supported by Jo Smith on route, who is their driver, cook, cleaner, navigator and camper van driver; and by Nicola and Alan Harrison, Matthew's Sister and brother-in-law who are mission control in the UK.

The team are slightly ahead of schedule and have already covered most of the French leg from Caen through Bordeaux heading for the pyrennes which they hope to have crossed by this Friday night.

Cyclists with Mayor of Cheltenham
The riders with the Mayor of Cheltenham

Accidents

quoteOnly a couple of accidents so far...these have not had major consequences. quote
Nicola Harrison

Only a couple of accidents so far and, thanks to first aid from Jo and a long distance conversation with a bike shop owner in Niort, these have not had major consequences.

Further information and updates can be found on their website, where pledges can be made also.


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