NTDA Immediate Past Chairman to cycle 100 miles for British Wheelchair Sport

Roger Griggs, on behalf of the Wheelwrights Charity 2020 Appeal, has agreed to take part in the 100 mile race on Sunday 30th July. The appeal was launched to support aspiring athletes with disabilities at grassroots level. The event starts at The Queen Elizabeth Park ‘Olympic Park’ sweeping through the streets of London into the beautiful countryside of Surrey which takes in some challenging hill climbs: ‘Box Hill fame’ before returning to London with the finish line on The Mall. This is quite a challenge for someone who does not ride bikes that often, and did not even have a bike at the time of signing up for the ride!

The inspiration behind the 2020 Appeal is the fact that the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo coincide with the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights. In May 2017 the Wheelwright’s Charity together with the National Tyre Distributors Association presented a cheque for £15,000 to WheelPower the British Wheelchair Sports charity at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. This was the first payment of a 3 year joint commitment between the Wheelwrights and the NTDA.

You can help Roger raise money for the Wheelwrights 2020 Appeal by donating directly to their fundraising page:

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