Congratulations to MS Trust fundraising superstar Kenny Smith! Over the last 12 years, through countless marathons, treks and bike rides, Kenny has raised over £30,000 for the MS Trust. Five years ago he dreamed up the annual MS Circuit Challenge at Goodwood, which this year is on course to raise over £15,000. And last weekend he and a crew of dedicated friends pedalled over 23 miles in a Robin Reliant and raised another £1000! Below Kenny tells about the day.
On 21 June 2014 12 friends pedalled our modified Only Fools & Horses three-heel van from The Prince Of Wales Pub in Woodgate to the centre of Chichester then onto the Pier at Bognor, and while doing so raising much needed funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust!
The three-wheel van has been stripped of its engine, all working parts and chassis. It has been totally rebuilt as a pedal car by our friends at D & R Structures.
After bacon rolls and coffee we left the Prince of Wales pub at Woodgate at 9:00am and got to the cross at Chichester at 11:30am.
Then we headed for Bognor and reached the Bognor Pier at around 2:30pm
We then pedalled along the seafront and through the town and got back to the Prince at 5.00 for a well earned round of drinks!
It was 23 miles in total. We didn’t have any problems with traffic as we pulled over quite often and we had our own marshals on traffic duty and we had back up vehicles at the front and rear. We all took it in turns to pedal and steer and to collect money on route while dressed up in fancy dress. We had a lot of interest from the public who were all amazed that our van was in fact a pedal car, and was human powered!!
In Chichester we raised £190.51 and in Bognor we raised £130.66. Some of the team managed to raise sponsorship for the challenge bringing the total for the day to £1106.17. That evening we also had an Auction and raised an amazing £815! Plans are already underway for our next Free Wheelers Challenge!