L-r: Steven and Adam at the finish line in their Rudridge high-vis tops.
Riders beat through the night for British Heart Foundation
Published: 16 July, 2014
Adam and Steven, both from Gravesend, have been getting on their bikes over the past few months in readiness for a challenge that would beat many to the ground.
Throughout the night, of Saturday 12 July, the duo took on a 65-mile cycle ride from the buzz of London, through sleepy country lanes, to a triumphant finish at sunrise by the sea in Brighton, all in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Both were supported in their challenge by their local groundwork and civil engineering distributor, Rudridge, who provided them with fluorescent tops to wear throughout the journey.
Wendy Bailey, sales administrator at Rudridge Gravesend and mum to Adam, said: “I am incredibly proud of my son and his friend for taking on this challenge. A cycle ride of this length and over such difficult terrain is not easy at the best of times, but for them to take on the challenge throughout the night is even harder.
“The event is such a great idea as the fight against heart disease never sleeps. There were over 3,000 people taking part in the event. Adam and Steven’s wives were at the finish line to congratulate the boys and said the atmosphere was incredible. Thank you to Rudridge for supporting their challenge too. The high-vis tops were much appreciated, at least I knew they could be seen!”
Alan Betteridge, managing director for Rudridge, added: “On behalf of everyone at Rudridge, I would like to congratulate Adam and Steven for completing this fantastic challenge, I certainly don’t fancy cycling up Devil’s Dyke myself!
“We have all loved or known someone who has suffered from a heart condition and I am proud to support this worthy cause.”
If you would like to support Adam and Steven in their fundraising for the British Heart Foundation, please donate via their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Adam-Bailey10