He’s run marathons, walked from the west coast to the east coast of England and crossed the Alps on foot, all for worthy causes. Now, Andrew Burgess is cycling 300 miles from London to Paris in aid of R.A.B.I.
Andrew and fellow cyclist George Harris will be setting off from London on June 22. They will make their way to Paris, passing by the WWII battlefields on the way where they will say a prayer for the fallen. The pair aim to raise £5,000, which they will donate to R.A.B.I.
As a farmer, Andrew knows how tough the industry can be. “Financial hardship is a stark reality for some,” said Andrew, “I’m doing this for farmers who are less fortunate than me.”
“It is a charity you hope never to have to rely on, but one you will be glad is there in your time of need.”
Andrew is a fourth generation farmer who works with his brothers in Peterborough. Their company, Produce World, is one of the largest vegetable growers in Europe. As well as being the Director of Agriculture at Produce World, Andrew also serves as a NFU Horticulture and Potatoes board member and as a trustee for Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF).
“Training is going quite well. It’s harder than I thought it would be. I’ve managed to do 200 miles in a week so far.”