A father-of-three is taking on a Way of the Roses bike ride with a twist in aid of the Save Our Hospice appeal.
William Pallister, 64, will take on the 172-mile route from Morecambe to Bridlington on a tricycle next month to support our St John’s Hospice campaign.
Usually taken on by bike enthusiasts, the retired livestock engineer of 30 years is looking forward to putting his own spin on the ride in aid of the Slyne Road charity.
William said: “I’ve decided on the trike for several reasons.
“Firstly it’s a bit different and secondly as I’m going to stay in bed and breakfasts it’s easier to have the trike than carry a bag on my back.
“It’s going to be a bit harder than on a bike too. It’s a lot heavier and less manoeuvrable and the gears are higher.
“I do use a bike to get around instead of a car but I’ve never done anything that’s this many miles before.”
William, of Bridgeside, Carnforth, will set off on August 5 and aims to do 44 miles per day across four days.
As for his motives, William is simple in his reasoning for taking on the challenge.
He said: “Because I’m fit enough.
“I look at the hospice every day and think I’m lucky I’m not in there.
“Anybody can be affected by the hospice, it could be me or it could be you.
“When people say it’s a bad day because it’s raining, I say ‘no, it’s fantastic, nobody’s rung me and told me I’ve got bowel cancer today’.
“I’m lucky and I’m just pleased to be able to do something for somebody else.”
You can sponsor William by visiting his online donation page at www.justgiving.com/anthony-pallister