Global charity cycle makes Meriden pit stop - The Coventry Observer

Global charity cycle makes Meriden pit stop

Sarah Mason 13th Aug, 2022   0

A CHARITY cycle across the world made a pit stop in Meriden.

Andrew Crompton, a former insurance broker from Bolton, set off from Manchester on July 29 at the start of his 8,500-mile trip, which should see him arrive in Melbourne, Australia, in April 2023.

He reached his first stopover in Staffordshire before pedalling down to Meriden for a second stop, calling in to recruitment company Pertemps to thank them for their support in the fundraising endeavours.

The duo took a welcome break after Andrew had cycled more than 100 miles that day to Meriden, and stayed overnight in the town before setting off early the next morning for Oxford – picking up the first puncture of the trip as they passed through Warwick.

Andrew, who is accompanied by friend John Mills in the support vehicle, is aiming to raise £500,000 for the Carers Trust and Bolton Lads and Girls Club – and has already hit the £100,000 mark.

Andrew said: “It is quite a daunting challenge but one we have been planning for three years so I feel I am ready for it.

“John is piloting the support vehicle down to Turkey, then taking the vehicle back before flying out to re-join me and using locally-sourced support vehicles.

“Pertemps have been amazing in their support. Every penny helps drive us further toward the total.”

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