After-sales manager Paul Livsey at Preston Peugeot dealership Robins & Day asked work colleagues Dave Lince and Will Lynes and former colleague Paul Walton set off on the coast to coast cycle ride. They met on Morecambe’s Prom at 4 am to ride cycle paths, country lanes and quiet roads for some 170 miles cross country to the Yorkshire resort of Bridlington.
Their target was to reach journey’s end within 24 hours and despite some appalling weather conditions, they smashed it, arriving at their destination in just 20 hours and raising more than £500 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal at the same time.
Former competitive cyclist Paul Livsey (48), who had previously completed the same route solo in an amazing 12 hours, said: “I’m so proud of the lads, who are new to long distance cycling. The furthest they had ridden before was 120 miles so all credit to them for taking on this challenge, which apart from a couple of punctures suffered by Will, went without a hitch.”
Robins & Day’s Blackpool Road branch has taken Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its charity of the year to support the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal. Its staff have already organised and hosted a fundraising classic car show and the company makes a donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation for every car it sells.