Tom Glandfield is competing in the National 24hr Cycling Time Trial Championships to raise money for The Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group and the East Sussex Deaf Children’s Society.
I live in Seaford and am lucky enough to have two beautiful children, Nettie (aged 5) and Pip (aged 3). Pip has moderate hearing loss and some developmental delay and two local charities – Seaford Downs Syndrome & Special Needs Support Group (SDSSNSG) and East Sussex Deaf Children’s Society (ES-DCS) – have been extremely supportive. Pip loves the Wednesday afternoon music group at Micklefield Nursery and we regularly attend the once monthly play session at the Downs Leisure Centre.
I am a keen racing cyclist and and ride with Lewes Wanderers Cycling Club (http://www.leweswanderers.co.uk/). I am competing in the National 24hr Cycling Time Trial Championships (http://www.esca24hour.org.uk/) over the weekend of the 25th/26th June and thought that it would be a good opportunity to raise some money for these two charities. Time trialling is the oldest branch of competitive cycling in the UK and involves riders setting off individually and competing over a set distance or time. The 24hr event is the longest of these races and there are only one or two held every year. I have raced at all distances from 10 miles to 12 hours and finished the 1400km London-Edinburgh-London randonee, but this will be my first (and probably last!) 24hr. Competition record is a massive 525 miles, but I have set myself the more modest target of 400 miles. After all, a lot can go wrong in 24hrs…
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Any sponsorship, however modest, would be extremely gratefully received and can be made through my event page at the following link – http://www.mycharitypage.com/Tom/.
Thanks a lot!
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