James Carpenter goes over the hill
When James Carpenter, Managing Director of Doro Tape and sign industry veteran celebrated his sixtieth birthday last March, he decided it was the ideal time to embrace a new challenges, which is why he has entered this year’s Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile cycle sportive!
Having already become a MAML (middle-aged man in Lycra) when he took up cycling two years ago, James is tackling the forthcoming race, which takes place during the weekend of 30th-31st July, with some gusto. Over 20,000 cyclists will participate in this gruelling event, which will include a steep climb up Box Hill, in a bid to raise funds for their various charities.
James explained: “Rather than entertaining morbid thoughts about growing older, I thought I would use this opportunity to raise funds for both the Alzheimer’s Society who do such great work supporting sufferers and their families and a local charity ‘AdamSmile’, which was set up to improve a cycle path between Market Harborough and Lubenham in Leicestershire upon which Adam Mugridge tragically died after having a cycle accident on his way to school.
He continued: “I would really appreciate the industry’s support in helping me to raise £1,500 for these two worthy causes and toshow my thanks I will print my Lycra cycle shirt with the name or logo of each company or individual who donatesand display it with pride on the day. What’s more, if I manage to complete the course I’ll be more than happy to admit, that yes, I have gone well and truly over the hill!”
To support James in this venture simply visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com and donate to James Carpenter