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Mike takes on a ‘Grand’ cycle challenge for charity.

Mike takes on a ‘Grand’ cycle challenge for charity.
Most of us would go for a quiet cycle ride of a few miles with our partner to relax and enjoy the countryside. Not Mike Morley though! He and his partner, Carol Beard, are about to embark upon a 150 mile charity cycle ride along the length of the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to London. Carol works for Severnside Housing and Mike is a customer care advisor for Greenhous, he is also a Queens Park Rangers life-long fan and hit upon the idea of a cycle challenge to raise money for charities as he explains.

Mike reflects on his personal loss saying: “I lost my mother to the awful condition of dementia in October 2011 and I thought about what I could do to raise money for the amazing charity Alzheimers Society? Then when I saw the same condition was affecting one of our greatest QPR legends, Stan Bowles, I knew it was time to take on a challenge as both of these very special people played massive parts in my life as I grew up.

“Now I will do something to help and give something back!  On the 6th April 2016, with my partner Carol Beard, we will be cycling the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham to Kew, where it meets the Thames, this should take us 3 days. We will be cycling our bike to QPR’s Loftus Road ground just before kick-off of the Charlton match on Saturday 9th April 2016.

“The charities I have chosen to raise money for are: Alzheimers Society and the ‘Rs’ Tiger Cubs Downs Syndrome team run by the QPR in the Community Trust, as I also have a member of family who has Downs Syndrome.”

 Mike will be at the QPR match versus Middlesbrough on the 1st April where his challenge will be revealed to the home fans at half time.  Having cycled to the Charlton match, Mike and Carol will be presented to the crowd at half time with their bikes, and be photographed they hope with Stan Bowles, if he is attending.  That would really make Mike’s journey complete.

 Mike and Carol are raising funds for the charities through the on line site. If you would like to donate visit   Virgin Money Giving In Memory of Anna Morley