Cycle-mad Pete’s epic Paris trek

Louth cyclist Pete Goy hands over his sponsorship to Vic Parrock of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Ambucopter.
Louth cyclist Pete Goy hands over his sponsorship to Vic Parrock of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Ambucopter.

A LOUTH man has raised over £1,000 after a marathon London to Paris cycling challenge.

Pete Goy completed the punishing 305 mile route in three-and-a-half days in August to raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Now the final sponsorships have been totalled up Pete managed to raise a whopping £1,030 for the force’s Ambucopter which relies entirely on donations to stay in the air.

He set off from Crystal Palace in London completing 100 miles on the first day and 150 over the next two against strong headwinds and driving rain. The final leg was a shorter 55 mile ride finishing underneath the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Pete said the training turned out to be harder than the event itself, but it was thanks to the hard yards he’d already put in that he was able to complete the demanding course.

“I would like to thank my sponsors as they were my drive and motivation behind this challenge,” said Pete. “Without these I would not have been able to give this amount.”

The HGV driver now intends to ride the 600 miles from Louth to its twinned town of La Ferte Bernard in northern France at Easter to help the Ambucopter once again as well as Louth Old Boys Football Club. Any local businesses willing to lend a hand can contact Pete on 07836 612372.