When cyclist, Eric Codling, was knocked off his bike and killed by a drunk and reckless driver on Whirlowdale Road, Sheffield, his friends and family simply wanted to create an event to commemorate Eric’s life, and originally only expecting close friends and family to take part.
However as word got out, more and more people wanted to participate. Whether it was because they wanted to respectfully mark Eric’s passing, or to simply enjoy a day out in the leafy suburbs of Sheffield and stunning Derbyshire countryside, that’s where one dedicated Explorer, Sam Howe came into it.
Sam, aged 17, joined a 24 strong team of cyclists to cycle over a gruelling 194km from Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground, Sheffield to Middlesborough Football Ground, taking them from the toe right to the tip of Yorkshire.
Sam decided to take on the challenge, and despite having to cycle for a constant 8 hours and gaining nearly 2000m elevation in height, he did it! Sam has been working hard alongside training to collect sponsorship money, which will be used to help educate cyclists and all road users about the dangers, as well as creating educational and entertaining community activities to promote safe road usage.
That’s where you guys come in. All that Sam and the charity are kindly asking for is just a small simple donation of around £2, and the hope that you will be able to help him raise and beat his sponsorship target.
Sam will be down at the Unit over the next couple of weeks collecting in anything you’re able to offer.
To find out more about the charity, take a look at the video below: