Angel Springs’ water cooler engineer revs up for week-long bike ride

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Water cooler supplier Angel Springs is supporting one of its engineers on a charity challenge – riding from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End on a 45cc moped.

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The idea is to raise money for Brad’s Cancer Foundation, a charity set up to help teenagers with cancer.

A sanitisation engineer from leading UK water cooler supplier Angel Springs is gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime: riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a 45cc moped with top speeds of just 30mph.

David James, who works from Angel Springs’ base in Wolverhampton, will join 50 other riders on sub-50cc mopeds to tackle the 1,000 mile-plus ride from the top to the bottom of the UK.

The ride is expected to take a whole seven days to complete – not helped by the fact the mopeds are limited to a max speed of 30mph, which means the riders cannot use any motorways.

Around 20 support vehicles will follow the riders along the route, with pre-planned stop-offs at well-placed campsites along the way for bikers to rest, eat and fix any problems that spring up en route.

David’s employer, Angel Springs, is supporting his efforts by donating 450 water bottles for riders to drink during the challenge.

The ride has taken a year to plan, and David will be collecting sponsorship to raise money for Brad’s Cancer Foundation, a charity providing support for teenagers with cancer.

David sets off from John O’Groats, Scotland, on April 6, and will arrive in Land’s End, Cornwall, on April 13.

He said: “The idea is to raise money for Brad’s Cancer Foundation, a charity set up to help teenagers with cancer.

“The whole journey will be a blast and I plan to keep a blog updated on the route. It’s all raising money for a great cause, and I’m looking forward to arriving in Cornwall on April 13.”

John Murphy, commercial director for Angel Springs, said: “David has been incredibly excited about the John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge.

“Angel Springs has a dedicated charity scheme, Angels in the Community, set up to help support great causes like this. We’re pleased to be able to help all 50 riders with a donation of 450 water bottles so they can keep hydrated along the way.”

To sponsor David’s efforts, visit http://www.justgiving.com/JOGLE4BRADS.

For more information on Angel Springs water coolers, bottled water and eco boilers, visit http://www.angelsprings.com.

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Notes to editors:

Angel Springs

Angel Springs is the longest-running water cooler company in the UK, supplying customers with fresh spring water, water coolers and water boilers for 21 years. The company employs 180 staff and is committed to working and developing successful relationships with local community groups, charities and businesses across the UK.

Brad’s Cancer Foundation

Set up in memory of Nottinghamshire teenager Brad Davis, who died from cancer aged just 18 in 2003, Brad’s Cancer Foundation aims to raise money to provide equipment and support for teenagers with cancer in the Midlands. Brad was a huge fan of Volkswagen cars, and the epic ride will finish with at the VW Action event on April 13.

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