Bentley Boys Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane are undertaking the team’s second 12-hour challenge of the 2015 motor racing season – only this time they are relying on pedal rather than horsepower.
On the first of May the Bentley Team M-Sport car #7 drivers will set off on an epic 158-mile charity bike ride. The route will see them pedal north through Cheshire, onwards into Lancashire, through the mountainous Lake District and on to Cockermouth, Cumbria, all in a bid to raise funds for Care2Save Charitable Trust.
Commencing at 5am, the journey begins at the home of Bentley in Crewe where Bentley Motorsport is based. The route culminates at M-Sport in Cockermouth, Cumbria, where the Continental GT3 cars are race prepared. With an expected 5pm finish, the 12-hour ride will form a key part of the team’s physical training regime.
The trio will be joined on the charity ride by fellow racers Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet (two of the car #8 Bentley Boys), plus several members of the M-Sport team, including Team Manager, Matt Wilson, Chris Gray (Race Engineer) and Barry Johnson (the M-Sport trainer).
Created by the fundraising team at St Luke’s, Care2Save provides funds to improve hospice and palliative care around the world, Andrea Fragata Ladeira, CEO at Care2Save’ said “Bentley have supported St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice for many years, the hospice has in turn offered support to Bentley staff and their families at very difficult times. Care2Save allows us to work in partnership to not only ensure St Luke’s a stable future but to develop excellence in palliative care beyond our locality and into the wider world.
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