Wednesday 6th June 2012
Fundraiser Matthew Wood is to cycle 100 miles to support his employer's charity of the year.
The 29-year-old will cycle from his home in Leek, in the Staffordshire Moorlands to Festival Park, in Stoke-on-Trent.
From there he will take to the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal and cycle to Burton-on-Trent where he will hit the 50-mile marker and turn to head for home.
Matthew, who works at removals firm Goodwins Staffordshire is hoping to raise funds for The Peter Pan Nursery For Children With Special Needs, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in North Staffordshire.
Matthew said: "I have undertaken a number of bike ride challenges for charity however this is the furthest I have travelled. I have been training heavily both in the gym and biking along the canal to prepare. I wanted to support a local charity for my next challenge and the The Peter Pan Nursery seemed like the most worthwhile cause, to help them reach their fundraising target for this year."
Sophia Baker, head of fundraising at The Peter Pan Nursery, said: "We are overwhelmed with the recent support that The Peter Pan Nursery For Children With Special Needs has received from both businesses and individuals helping us to reach our £250,000 target for this year.
"This bike ride shows true dedication to our cause and we wish Matthew good luck throughout his training and the event."
The ride takes place on June 10, starting at 6.30am.
To sponsor Matthew call the nursery on 01782 715219 or email email@example.com.