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Rotherham to Rotterdam

17 June 2013

On 10th May Leon Wormley and Ryan Canadine from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust accompanied Paul Truin on a bike ride from Rotherham to Rotterdam.

Paul Truin, who last year completed Hadrian’s Cycleway, decided to go a bit further in 2013. So, on his cherished Brompton bike, he went from Rotherham to Rotterdam, plus a bit more, to raise funds and awareness in aid of the Rotherham branch of the National Autistic Society, and two other local charities.

Following a great send off from Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, Leon, Ryan and Paul left the town accompanied by Paul’s good friend Alan Knott from Sheffield, plus a few other mates and supporters.

It was the first time that Ryan, a last minute ‘sub’, had been on a bike for more than 15 years! So, the fact that he made it way beyond Doncaster was no mean feat.

Ryan and Leon then called it a day, while Alan, an experienced cyclist, finished his ride with Paul in Scunthorpe.

The following day, Paul caught the ferry at Hull and the overnight sailing to Zeebrugge.

The next 3 days he made his way up the coast from Belgium into the Netherlands, via Rotterdam to the resort of Zandvoort. The weather was quite challenging, especially as Paul was camping each night.

The total distance cycled was just short of 300 miles.

Disability Officer Leon Wormley said "I really enjoyed supporting Paul on his epic journey.

“Next year we hope that the Trust can get involved again as it was a great experience!”

To donate to Paul’s ride please go to:

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