Pedal power

PUBLISHED: 10:41 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

The firefighters are up to the challenge

The firefighters are up to the challenge

A GROUP of firefighters are donning their lycra shorts and setting off on an epic four-day, 450-mile cycle ride. The team of 11 from Stevenage Fire Station is hoping to raise over £10,000 by cycling from Stevenage to Germany. They will set off from the fi

A GROUP of firefighters are donning their lycra shorts and setting off on an epic four-day, 450-mile cycle ride.

The team of 11 from Stevenage Fire Station is hoping to raise over £10,000 by cycling from Stevenage to Germany.

They will set off from the fire station in St George's Way and cycle to Dover, where they will catch the ferry across to France before making their way to Ingelheim, Stevenage's twin town.

Two support vehicles - including a 12 tonne lorry on which the group is selling advertising space - will provide back up.

Between them, the group is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund.

Dave Williams, whose idea it was to do the fundraising ride, said: "We're all definitely in training.

"We've got a fair spread of abilities so some will find it quite a challenge and some won't."

The group will set off on May 3.

To sponsor them, ring Stevenage Fire Station on 01438 202500 or visit www.justgiving.com/4in4


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