Eddie Emblen has raised over £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Wrekin's Eddie Emblen cycles for charity

Published:  01 August, 2014

After completing a bike ride of more than 420 miles over four days, Eddie Emblen, national geosynthetics manager at Wrekin Products, has raised more than £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over 600 riders took part in the annual bike ride form Wolverhampton to Aberdoveyon in the Welsh coast.

Mr Emblen extended the challenge further by starting from York to ride the route of stage two of this year's Tour de France, passing through Sheffield before joining in Wolverhampton.

"There were some tough climbs along the way, particularly on the Tour de France route," he said. "It was well worth it once we made it to the spectacular views at the top and, of course, we got to enjoy the fast descents on the other side. Apart from one two-hour storm we had mostly good weather for the trip.

"It was an amazing experience and I’m really grateful to everyone who sponsored me, including the generous donation from Wrekin Products. It definitely spurred me on for the 70 mile ride home."

Mr Emblen's sponsorship page is www.justgiving.com/Eddie-Emblen.

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