Bobby On A Bike

By on 8th March in Our Company News

Yesterday, we met Neil Smith and Judith Oliver who are helping to organise this years Bobby on a Bike, which is proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements.

Both Neil and Judith work for the Suffolk Constabulary, but have helped run this charity event for the last 10 years, raising money for numerous different charities over the years. This year’s ride is raising money for the RNLI, who do a fantastic job at saving lives out on the big, blue sea.

The 400 mile journey will start at 8.30am on May 27th, leaving Aldeburgh with a police escort leading the way out of the sea-side resort for the 56 riders. They will cycle for 3 days arriving in Bourth, Wales on 30th May, only stopping at the designated rest points to refuel and get prepared for the next leg of the journey.

If these 56 riders think they are in for an easy ride, think again, Neil and Judith told us how even the toughest of men were brought to tears through sheer exhaustion and the agony of cycling for so many hours straight. Judith herself has taken part in Bobby on a Bike before and said it was an emotional rollercoaster, taking her to places she never thought possible.

However, Neil is, in my opinion, a bit crazy as he is planning on completing this massive trek in approximately 27-30 hours, and he has even managed to convince 2 others to take part in this mammoth task too! Neil and his team will be setting out a day after the other riders, but wants to really push his body and his mind to its limits to raise money for the RNLI.

Take a look at this video to see the great work that the Bobby on a Bike team have done over the last 10 years;

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