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University staff member takes on 180 mile cycle for charity

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A University fitness supervisor has raised hundreds of pounds for the Warrington Wolves Foundation, after taking part in a charity cycling event.

Jake Edwards, Fitness Facilities Supervisor at the University of Chester Warrington Campus, cycled from Hull to Liverpool, covering a total distance of 180 miles over two days. The challenge began at the Port of Hull and took riders across the Pennines, eventually arriving at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium.

Jake said: “It was a fantastic couple of days, but also incredibly hard! The support from everyone involved played such a huge part in all of us making it to Anfield. We cycled 180 miles in two days – you can’t achieve that without everyone rallying round together!”

“I was looking for a personal challenge, something that was completely out of my comfort zone. I’m not a cyclist and didn’t do any training for the event, so getting on the bike every morning was tough! It’s the mental side that you have to conquer though. I wanted to have something I could look back on with pride and also help raise as much money as possible for the Warrington Wolves Foundation.”

The Warrington Wolves Foundation aims to make a positive impact on the community through sport, by developing and benefiting young people and their families through positive and rewarding experiences. Jake said: “The Warrington Wolves Foundation is constantly creating and developing opportunities for everyone to participate in sport and it is really inspiring. The Foundation is so unique and I wanted to help by contributing to the great work they do there.”

James Howes, Sport and Lifestyles Manager, Warrington Wolves Foundation, said: “‘The Warrington Wolves Foundation relies on the fundraising efforts of people from the local community to deliver its portfolio of sport, health and education projects.”

”We are extremely proud of Jake and thankful that he chose to take part in one of our challenges, as the money he has raised will make a huge difference to the people of Warrington. The Coast2Coast cycle was undoubtedly one of the toughest events the charity has ever undertaken, but his determination to get to Anfield was incredible and his support of others during some extremely tough moments was a true reflection of him as person.”

Jake has currently raised nearly £400. You can still donate via his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Jacob-Edwards3?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Jacob-Edwards3&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=DaYQ6dx2V.

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