Charity Bike Ride Success - East Cheshire Hospice

Charity Bike Ride Success

Getting lost on a charity bike ride was just one of the setbacks Carl Henshall and his fellow cyclists had to overcome. Carl also had a bad back and was carrying heavy camping equipment for the trip from Macclesfield to Southport.

Older brother Anthony and work colleague Declan Turner joined him on the ride which raised almost £500 for East Cheshire Hospice. They were inspired to raise money after Declan bought a bike through a work scheme at Sodexo. He and Carl work for the company on the AstraZeneca campus at Hurdsfield. Carl’s mum Margaret King volunteers in a Hospice shop, so the trio felt it was a good idea to help the charity.

Carl Henshall (front) with brother Anthony (centre) and Declan Turner.

Carl said: “The bike ride was pretty tiring and the week before I had a bad pain in my back but didn’t say too much on the ride, although it was a bit worrying.

“We also went off track and lost our way so rode well over 60 miles to Southport. We stayed there overnight and carrying the camping gear made the journey even harder but it was well worth it and we want to thank everyone for supporting us.”

Carl has his own YouTube channel called Exploring with Carl which traces abandoned places such as air raid shelters and has more than 2,500 followers.

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