Roberts Jackson sponsors Oldham to Gibraltar Charity Bike Ride
Roberts Jackson Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring a team of fire fighters named ‘Blazing Saddles’ who are taking on their fourth biking challenge, this time from Oldham to Gibraltar in just two weeks, from 14 to 28 July 2018.
The bike ride will involve a 1,600-mile trip from Oldham to Gibraltar, crossing the Pyrenees and stopping at Le Havre on the way to pay homage to fallen soldiers. The ride this year is called the 100 Year Bike Ride, referring to the centenary of the end of World War One and 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union.
The idea for Blazing Saddles came about following a personal tragedy by one of the Oldham firefighters. Several years later the team are in preparation for what will be their 4th and most ambitious charity ride. The first 3 rides have seen the team tackle the UK’s biggest peaks and cycled the distance between each one and in 2016 they cycled back to Oldham from Oldham’s twin town Kranj in Slovenia.
This year the Blazing Saddles are aiming to raise as much money as possible for four different charities. The Fire Fighters charity which supports past and present fire fighters and their families with health and well-being, rehabilitation and nursing services. MIND which provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Sands – a charity that works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive; and create a world where fewer babies die. Cyclists Fighting Cancer which enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.
The Blazing Saddles have their very own website where you can see the route they are taking and meet the team. If you would like to donate to this fantastic cause, you can do so by visiting their Virgin Money Giving page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BlazingSaddles2
You can follow the team on Twitter as they head towards their biggest ride yet https://twitter.com/The100YearRide or just search their handle @The100YearRide