Colin Lisle to Ride for Mammoth Charity Challenge
Popular toy industry veteran, Colin Lisle, is taking on a mammoth fund-raising challenge later this year, and one which he could never have foreseen himself doing; particularly as he’s never been a fan of bike rides, let alone one which lasts five consecutive days in the saddle and covers 380km in Cuban heat (average daily high of 28°) across the largest island in the Caribbean Sea.
For more than five decades Colin has supported the toy industry’s Fence Club with its annual fundraising efforts for, sick & disadvantaged children around the UK.
In his own words Colin says: “I wanted to do something that would really test me and do it for the fabulous Fence Club. When I take part in the challenge later this year I’ll be 73 years old, and in a country that’s always fascinated me. It won’t be easy, so I’ve given myself a full year of training to build up my stamina and levels of fitness.”
Colin’s ambitious bike ride begins in Cuba’s cultural capital, Havana, and ends five days later at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad. The Cuban Revolution is graded as ‘Challenging’ with an average of 8 hours cycling up to 100km over five consecutive days, and includes a number of steep hills, rocky terrain and main roads across the stunning Cuban countryside.
Colin needs all the support he can get, and his determination to achieve the required levels of fitness and get to the finish line in Trinidad this November will be spurred on with the support of an industry which he’s proud to have been part of for so many years.
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