An amazing 1,000 riders saddled up for Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley charity bike ride last weekend in memory of Nelson Pratt and in aid of CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which was set up to prevent male suicide, the single biggest killer of young men in the UK.
Amongst the riders donning their lycra were Langdowns DFK Directors, Ross Garfitt, Graham Taylor, Neil Raynsford and Graeme Lovell.
The route started and finished at Pratt’s Farm in Andover, taking riders through the picturesque countryside and villages of West Berkshire and Hampshire. After weeks of tough training sessions and grueling practice rides, every member of the Langdowns DFK team successfully completed the 160km route, with the team finishing the race in the very creditable time of 5:55:35, burning a massive 3,666 calories in the process!
Whilst donations are still coming in, the total amount raised so far from the race has passed the £30,000 mark, so well done everyone involved.
Ross Garfitt, Langdowns DFK Director, stated “In recent years we have increased our involvement with ‘Ride on Nelly’ as we believe in connecting with our local community and the cause the ride was in aid of. Supporting CALM by getting involved and raising awareness of the charity is important to all the directors of Langdowns DFK and we look forward to future events.”
Check out the infographic below to see how our donations have helped support such an incredible charity:
You can still support this great cause and support the Langdowns DFK team by making a donation on our JustGiving page.