At a bit of a loss in lockdown, Dick took up a new hobby of cycling. Trading the steel toe caps for trainers, hard hat for a cycle helmet and the famous ‘Dick head of production high vis’ for some padded lycra. Whilst at 65 he might officially be a pensioner, he’s certainly not ready to retire and is relishing the new challenge. There has already been some highs and lows, the highs being finding new routes and areas of natural beauty close to home, the lows being going over the handlebars after a new set of very effective breaks, not once, but twice!
So why not just stick to cycling for fun? When asked to donate to this charity cycle by a friend, Dick felt so inspired by the good cause that not only did he donate, he signed up too. This is the first charity fundraiser Dick has been a part of and whilst he’s looking forward to the challenge, it doesn’t come without it’s concerns. Whilst some people are avid cyclists and could take this in their stride, this is a real push for him, but with such worthwhile charities he wanted to get involved. Dick has been a supporter of Nordoff Robins for many years now and believes their efforts as well as Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline and Save the Children are invaluable, and support for these charities are needed in a time like this more than ever.
Captain Tom has inspired so many and Dick can’t wait to do his part to give back.