Harrogate Motorhomes races to help F1 legend Nigel Mansell
F1 legend Nigel Mansell has had Harrogate Motorhomes to thank for a few home comforts while he’s been taking on a gruelling charity cycle marathon.
The 1992 world champion is aiming to raise £15,000 for the leading national youth work charity UK Youth, pedalling for 11 days all the way from John O’Groats to Paris via Blackpool – recovering from the broken collarbone he sustained whilst training for the epic ride.
But in the rare moments he has had to rest, one of the UK’s most enduring motorsport stars has been able to put his feet up in a luxury vehicle provided by Harrogate Motorhomes, which is supporting the ride.
“UK Youth is a fantastic cause which has helped 750,000 young people play an active and rewarding part in projects all over the country,” said business owner Annette Wingate.
“We’re delighted to have been asked to be involved and, of course, we’re very excited to know an F1 world champion has been using one of our vehicles.
“We always offer discounts for charity events and have already supported several John O’Groats to Lands End and Coast-to-Coast charity events this year. We understand that, after a gruelling day in the saddle, comfortable seats, home comforts and room for some physio are important.”
The Mansell marathon ride began at John O’Groats on Tuesday, June 12, and is making its way south from Blackpool after joining the Tower to Tower ride from the west coast seaside resort all the way across the Channel to the heart of Paris.
Nigel has been supported from the start by fellow riders Eric and Greg Craig before joining Andy Crinson, Paul McCathy, Dave Hyland and Dane Hyland for the ride from Blackpool.
He said: “UK Youth is about giving young people the chance to learn from positive experiences – just as I have from my work for the charity. It never ceases to amaze me how just one good thing can inspire young people to think and dream and UK Youth is about giving them that opportunity.
“We haven’t had to best weather for the first section of the ride but it’s been great knowing we have some pasta and soup to look forward to in the motorhome at the end of the day. The vehicle has given us that little bit of luxury and we’re very grateful to Annette and her team for helping us out.”
Read this article online at the Yorkshire Times: yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/HARROGATE-MOTORHOMES-RACES-TO-HELP-F1-LEGEND
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More information about UK Youth is available online at http://www.ukyouth.org/
Make a donation to UK Youth via Nigel Mansell’s Just Giving Page: http://www.justgiving.com/Nigel-Mansell-CBE