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Warrington businessman cycles from Salzburg to Vienna for WYC

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A WARRINGTON businessman joined Warrington Youth Club at The Junction Gym to present the team with a cheque for £2000 after undertaking a 330-mile cycling challenge.

Mark Jones of Assured Wealth aged 50 undertook the challenge back in August. Starting from Salzburg he arrived in Vienna 4 days later. The event was organised by Chapeau Events. This is the third overseas ride for Mark. He rode Vietnam to Cambodia in 2014 then organised and rode from London to Paris in 2017 raising over £55,000 for five local children’s charities alongside 26 other cyclists.

Cycling is a theme that continues this month. Next week (21st) 24 cyclists will set out from the furthest north Onside Youth Zone in Carlisle in the first Tour de Youth Zone challenge, and will finish 5 days later in Croydon, having cycled to each of the 13 Youth Zones on the way. They will be passing through Warrington taking a stop at the new Youth Zone site on Dallam Lane on Wednesday October 23 (approximately 8.00am).

As a mark of solidarity young people and staff from each Youth Zone are ‘virtually’ cycling the route this week. Today was the turn of Warrington, and Mark couldn’t resist the opportunity to jump on a bike again to clock up another mile.

Commenting on the challenge, Mark said: “The youth zone means so much to local children I had to get involved. Keeping my mind and body active is great and I get to help this amazing team of people who help so many families locally”.

Dave McNicholl, CEO said “Thank you to Mark for all of the amazing support that he has given through not only the Salzburg to Vienna ride but also when he organised a London to Paris bike ride to support four local charities in 2017. As well as raising much needed funds, Mark is also a role model to our members with healthy living as a core focus of our work with children and young people.”

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