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Long Term Flyers Volunteer Takes On His Biggest Challenge Yet

Bristol Flyers U16 Team Manager and dedicated volunteer, Mike Edkins, will cycle 100 miles for charity in Ride London Event.

Ride London is an annual two-day festival of cycling organised to continue the legacy of the 2012 Games. The ride starts at the Olympic Park in east London and finishes on The Mall in Central London. 

In the last three years Mike has ridden over 20,000 miles but this event will be a huge challenge for him as he has never ridden the distance in the time needed to finish the race. 

Edkins said “Finishing within the time will be the biggest challenge for me. Most of my training has been done solo so I'll be relying on getting into a group and taking my turns on the front to keep the required average speed”

During the basketball season Edkins gives up to 30 hours a week volunteering on game days and managing the U16 National League team. 

“Volunteering coupled with a full-time job and taxi service for three children makes for a busy winter but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm very proud to be a small part of a great club”

Mike is riding in aid of St. Margaret's Hospice which is a registered charity. The hospice has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for 35 years providing care to patients, and their families, facing a life shortening illness.

“I got involved with St. Margaret's Hospice through a friend and agreed to ride for them. Having grown up in Somerset and having family there it's great to support a local charity”

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