David Plummer from Newtown Printers raises money for charity...and gets fit in the process

12th April 2018

Last summer, when David Plummer's daughter Nathalie had a frank discussion with him about his weight and lack of fitness, the conversation turned to finding an activity that could help David get on the road to fitness. When David suggested cycling the idea caused some mirth in his off-spring and presumably this spurred him on to prove to his daughter that he was capable of long-distance cycling.

So back in August last year David began training in earnest; the goal being to ride 215 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon to Nathalie who is at Plymouth University.   The date for the four-day ride was set for Wednesday 30th May and luckily for David, two old school friends, Phil Smith and Howard Cooke, were keen to join him. And whilst planning to achieve his own personal goals David made the decision to raise money for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a registered charity founded in 2011 by Molly Ollerenshaw’s parents after losing Molly at a very young age. The charity provides emotional and financial support, where appropriate, to the lives of children (and their families) with terminal and life threatening illnesses throughout the Midlands and the UK. Both David and his friend Phil will be supporting the charity as it was set up by one of their closest friends from school.

When we spoke to David today he told us his training was going well with a 20-30 miles ride two evenings in the week and a 40-50 miles cycle ride at the weekend-the most challenging aspects being the cold temperatures and dark evenings throughout the winter months. For the event the trio will be using the ‘Cycle Streets’ website to plan a route away from the main roads and along canal tow paths and country lanes. David said the greatest challenge will be after Taunton when they face some hills!

We wish David and his friends all the very best for their ride and in their fund-raising efforts. Should you wish to support David in achieving his fund raising target you can do so at -   www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-plummer3

If you would like to read more about Molly Olly’s Wishes please click on the link here - www.mollyolly.co.uk  


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