Stagecoach East Midlands driver Adam Wales, who is based at Lincoln, will embark on a charity ‘Tour de Depots’ on Saturday 23 October with his son Joe, 13. It will see them pedal a tandem on a 250-mile route between nine of the operator’s garages in eight days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The trip – which was postponed from 2020 – will start in Lincoln and visit depots and bus stations in Skegness, Grimsby, Hull, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Worksop, Mansfield and Newark before returning to Lincoln on 30 October.
Money raised by Adam and Joe will be added to the £21,647 already generated by Stagecoach East Midlands for Macmillan. The operator aims to raise a further £8,350 over the next year as part of its three-year partnership with the organisation that began in July 2019.
Says Adam: “I love buses and I love bikes. My son and I are huge fans of cycling and the great outdoors, so we thought this was an incredible opportunity to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support while also getting out there and challenging ourselves. We are excited to get started and we want to thank everyone for their support so far.”
Adds Stagecoach East Midlands Managing Director Matt Cranwell: “Stagecoach East Midlands is proud to have partnered with the fantastic charity Macmillan since 2019, and we are dedicated to fulfilling our fundraising goal of £30,000 after three years.
“The donations are crucial in helping to back the amazing care and support that Macmillan provides to improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones. We wish Adam and Joe the best of luck as they embark on this ambitious fundraising challenge.” Donations in support of the ‘Tour de Depots’ can be made via JustGiving.