On Sunday 8 May, Bryn Thompson and his cycling companion Robert Wassell, pictured above breakfasting before day two of their ride, will complete their four day charity bike ride from 10 Downing Street to Pooley Bridge in Cumbria.
We’re asking locals to stop by to join a special party, not only to congratulate them on their epic achievement but also to launch a charity cookbook which is hoping to raise £50,000 for flood victims in the area.
Bryn and Robert’s cycle ride is raising funds to cover the costs of printing the Up To Our Necks charity cookbook. 100% of sales of the cookbook will be donated to Eden Flood Volunteers and R.A.B.I, who have supported and continue to support those affected by flooding in Cumbria caused by Storm Desmond.
Recipes have been donated by local farmers and producers to TV chefs, presenters and even Michelin starred chefs.
London-based Bryn’s commitment is even more remarkable given that he has no connection with the area or with the farming community, but felt driven to take action after watching reports of the floods on the news.
Pooley Bridge was chosen as the finish line of the cycling challenge as the area was badly affected by the storms, with the 18th century bridge itself being washed away by the floods and replaced with a temporary structure at a cost of almost £300,000.
The event at The Sun Inn, next to Pooley Bridge from 13:00 on Sunday 8 May is open to all so please do come down and give your support if you are in the area.