200 mile cycling ride in aid of Heel & Toe

A Sintons employee is cycling over 200 miles this weekend in aid of a charity which supports disabled children.

Andy Collier is part of a team who will be riding from Edinburgh to Chester-le-Street to raise money for Heel and Toe Children’s Charity.

The 22-strong team has set a £3,000 target for the challenge, and are already more than two thirds of the way towards their goal. They begin on Friday with the goal of completing the route on Sunday.

Heel and Toe – of which Sintons as a firm is also a keen supporter – supports children with physical disabilities in the North East, and was chosen as a nine-year-old nephew of one of the cyclists suffers from cerebral palsy and has benefitted significantly from the charity’s services.

This will be the second time the group has completed the Edinburgh to Chester-le-Street route – a variation on the famous Coast and Castles cycling challenge, which runs from Edinburgh to Newcastle – and have previously raised money for other much-loved regional charities through their efforts.

Andy, an IP support analyst, said: “I used to be a really keen cyclist and I loved it, but life takes over and I hadn’t been out for a long while. Taking part in this event to raise money for such a brilliant charity was the push I needed to get back into it. I can’t wait to get started. It’s going to be hard as I haven’t cycled seriously for months, but I’m really looking forward to it.”

To support Andy and his teammates in their fundraising for Heel and Toe, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/williambikeride

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