Brothers set to ride from Birdham to Blackpool in memory of their father

Mick on his bike ahead of his epic 320-mile journey. SUS-150414-165822001
Mick on his bike ahead of his epic 320-mile journey. SUS-150414-165822001

TWO brothers will be cycling from Birdham to Blackpool in May in memory of their father while raising funds for Help for Heroes.

Andy Morley from Birdham will be joined by his brother Mick, who lives in Montrose, Scotland, to cycle the epic 320-mile journey.

Andy Morley

Andy Morley

“We will be leaving Birdham on May 10 and aim to arrive at the family home in north Blackpool on May 14,” said Andy, 48, the royal yachting association principal of Dell Quay Sailting Club.

“The ride is set to coincide with the first anniversary of our father passing away and is very much a personal challenge both physically and emotionally as we come together as a family on the first anniversary of our father’s death.”

The event will be an army verses navy challenge as Mick, 43, served in the Army and Andy served in the Royal Navy, with both brothers seeing action in the Gulf War. 

Andy said: “Having accepted the challenge, we decided we should take the opportunity to raise some money for charity.

“Being both ex-military, the obvious choice for use was Help for Heroes as they do so much wonderful work helping to support wounded service personnel and their families.”

The pair have so far raised £190 of their £500 target.

They have secured commercial sponsorship from Hargroves Cycles and return rail tickets by Virgin Trains and Southern Rail.

You can donate to the pair online by visiting www.bmycharity.com/AndrewMorley1