Damon Hill Cycles Off From Putney Embankment

With over 80 cyclists he set out on an adventure from Putney to Portsmouth via France



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Former World Motor Racing champ, Damon Hill OBE, has carried out the last days of his training programme and making the final few arrangements ahead of his charity cycle ride from Putney today for Guildford charity, the halow project.

Damon, who is Patron of the charity, which helps support young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person, will join some 84 fellow riders in cycling 250 miles over three days from London to Guildford via France.

On a route that will pass through some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK and France, riders will have a gruelling three days of intense riding in order to meet the deadlines and schedule ahead of them.

Damon Hill OBE commented:
“We have an 85 strong peloton of riders this year made up of individuals with mixed ability and experience, but with one common goal - to raise money for halow. We have been truly overwhelmed with the support and commitment we’ve had from riders and supporters. I should also say a big thank you to our headline sponsor Young’s and other main sponsors Arrow Shipping and GM Recruitment whose contribution to the success of this event is invaluable,”.

“Last year’s challenge saw halow raise an incredible £60,000 from this event. We hope to go further this year and raise even more. Thanks to our generous sponsors every penny raised will go straight towards our services for young people. Please show your support for our young people and our terrific riders by making a donation at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DamonHill “said halow Head of Fundraising, Ann Kenney.

The halow250 challenge left from The Boat House, Brewhouse Lane, Putney at 9 am this morning and will finish at the recently refurbished Weyside, Shalford Road, Guildford on Sunday 4th 2014.

The halow project is a Guildford-based charity committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. From its community based social activities and learning programmes, to its 1:1 personalised support via its Buddy service, halow helps young people to gain confidence, skills and be supported to live as independently as possible.

If you would like to make a donation, refer a young person or require further information, please visit: www.halowproject.org.uk or call 01483 447960.

May 2, 2014

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