Four friends give up smoking and drinking to cycle 437 miles and raise £12,00 for hospice Ellenor

PUBLISHED: 10:08 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 09 June 2017

The friends during their cycle

The friends during their cycle

They cycled from Longfield to Portsmouth

Four friends have raised nearly £12,000 for Gravesend hospice Ellenor by biking from Longfield to Portsmouth.

Mark White, managing director of Metro Mechanical in Gravesend, along with Steven Smith, Chris Howells, Andrew Lee, and Alex Jones undertook the challenge of cycling over 437 miles in four days at the end of March.

All the men gave up drinking and smoking for the challenge.

Mr White, said: “Together we decided to stop drinking and smoking and to get fit for the challenge. To say this was a big deal was probably an understatement. There is no way we would normally stop drinking for three months, train five days a week in the gym and ride miles every week on our bikes.

“However, we really wanted to help Ellenor because they help families and their loved ones through some of the hardest times.”

The challenge’s Just Giving page is still open for further donations, here.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter