Prolift MD plans charity cycle ride to APEX 2017 in Amsterdam

Prolift Access managing director Andy Pearson is planning to cycle more than 400km to this year’s APEX 2017 show in Amsterdam.

Prolift Access managing director Andy Pearson is planning a three-day charity cycle to Amsterdam to raise money for the Lighthouse Club

Andy is planning the three-day charity ride to raise money for the Lighthouse Club, which provides support to construction workers and their families.

He already has several riders joining him, including IPAF’s director of operations Giles Councell, Training-4-Safety training manager Barry Donaghy and Barry’s daughter Katherine.

But he’s keen to hear from anyone else interested in taking part.

Andy said: “Day one is a 143km route. We start early at Royal Tunbridge Wells, heading for the ferry at Dover which will take in a short climb up to the top of the famous white cliffs.

“After crossing the English Channel, we’ll cycle the short ride from Calais along the coast to Dunkirk for our first overnight stay.

“Day two takes in three countries over 125km. From Dunkirk, we’ll head along the coast into Belgium and then inland towards Bruges. We’ll finish the day by cycling into Holland for an overnight stop at Middelburg.

“The grand finale on day three is a 170km flat ride towards Amsterdam, passing Rotterdam and The Hague.”

The charity ride is due to start on Saturday, April 29, arriving in Amsterdam on Monday, May 1 – the day before the start of the show at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.

Anyone interested in joining Andy can contact him at Prolift Access on 01823 665902. To make a donation, visit his JustGiving page.