Bus routes become cycle training routes

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Southern Vectis fundraisers Richard Day (left) and Adam Webb
Southern Vectis fundraisers Richard Day (left) and Adam Webb

Southern Vectis bus drivers Richard Day and Adam Webb are using bus routes on the Isle of Wight to build stamina for the Island’s 100k Randonnee charity cycling event organised by the Wayfarer Cycle Touring Club on Sunday May 5.

Richard, 25, who cycles from his home in Cowes to Newport to work, and Adam, 27, who commutes by bike from Ventnor, became keen cyclists just a year ago in a bid to keep fit. They hope that, through sponsorship from friends, colleagues and some of their regular passengers, they can raise funds for the Lottie Rann Trust.

The Trust aims to help the schoolgirl, who has been paralysed from the neck down by two attacks of Meningitis, by providing funds to adapt the family home, so she can return to the Island after being away since April 2012.

“We are determined to go the distance to raise as much as possible for Lottie,” said Adam. “Southern Vectis has agreed to make a major contribution to support our bid to raise over £1000.”

Donations and sponsorship can be made using forms at the Newport and Ryde information points and at the Blenheim in Ventnor. Alternatively visit www.fundrazr.com and search for Randonnee.