Pedal power for charity challenge

Mick Heatlie is in training to take on a challenging bike ride covering 460km from London to Paris to raise money for The Royal British Legion in support of our Armed Forces.
Mick Heatlie is in training to take on a challenging bike ride covering 460km from London to Paris to raise money for The Royal British Legion in support of our Armed Forces.

A die-hard Doncaster Rovers supporter is donning his team’s shirt to take part in a charity challenge cycling from London to Paris.

Mick Heatlie is using pedal power to cover the 460km journey to raise money for the Royal British Legion after serving 24 years in the army.

He said: “This is the first time taking part in this sort of challenge and I am looking forward to the whole experience. After serving 24 years in the British Army, I wanted to give something back and this is such a great cause to be able to achieve that. Any support received would be greatly appreciated.”

Mick, 45, will be one of hundreds of cyclists on the ‘Pedal to Paris’ bike ride, which begins in London on Thursday September 5 and ends at the Arc De Triomphe on Sunday, September 9.

Mick is hoping to raise over £1000 towards the legion’s vital welfare work including home adaptations and hospital visits for nearly 9.5 million serving and ex-service people and their families.

To sponsor Mick contact him on heatlie084@hotmail.com or visit his website at www.justgiving.com/Mick-PedaltoParis2013