Dad Braves Bank Holiday Rain in Super Cycle

November 29, 2012

Adam Gough’s daughter Lily was born with a cleft lip and palate in March this year, and after the support he and his family received following her birth, Adam decided to give back by organising a sponsored cycle with family and friends.

The cycle ride covered part of the Trans Pennine Trail by travelling from Peniston to Widnes, a distance of just over 64 miles through the stunning scenery of North England. It took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend which should have guaranteed gorgeous weather, but instead in Adam’s words it was “on one of the worst days of the year – it was wet and cold and the 65 miles felt like 650!” Still they soldiered on, and along with his brother James and friend Antony, Adam completed the sponsored ride to a round of congratulations.

A special thanks also goes out to Adam’s step-father, Paul Hatton, who drove the backup van and provided food, water and other must-haves along the difficult route. The van was very kindly donated by SMK engineering for the day.

Adam wrote about his fundraising: “We obviously chose CLAPA as our charity because they do an amazing job in looking after the children and families that need help with cleft lip and palate, truly amazing. It would have been so difficult without you!”

With all the sponsorship money in, Adam’s grand total was an amazing £1,255!

Not deterred by his bad luck with the weather, Adam is continuing his fundraising next year with a party on 22ndMarch 2013, and later that year in May he’s planning on recruiting some friends to come with him and climb Snowdon! He says he hopes the weather improves by then, and we’re crossing our fingers for some mid-May sunshine too!

If you would like to know more about Adam’s charity evening in Widness in March, you can find him or his partner Hayley McCormick on CLAPA’s Facebook Support Group.