Ride4Hope Book

Posted on 04 December 2009

Category: charity

You’ve Heard All About It, Now Read The Book

Ride4Hope was the 2008 challenge undertaken by the GM Fundraising Team to ride 3000 miles across America in aid of the Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The highs and lows of the event have now been captured in a 150 page hardback book written and published by Business Micros MD Graeme Bailey.

Graeme kept a journal throughout the seventeen days of the ride and his thoughts, together with contributions from some of the other 12 riders taking part from across the glazing industry, have been compiled into a funny, irreverent but ultimately heart warming story.

Graeme said: “I knew at the time that Ride4Hope would probably be the biggest challenge I would face in my life and I wanted to have a record of that to pass on to my children and hopefully grandchildren.

“I recorded the events of each day on my laptop and when I returned home, it evolved into an idea for a book. Other riders & support crew including Dave Broxton, Gary Torr, Alan Sadler and, of course, Gary Morton have contributed their thoughts too and it makes a really inspirational story.

“There are some great photos included which capture the spirit and camaraderie which got us all through the ride and which, in the end, helped us to raise over £90,000 for the Hope House Children’s Hospice.”

The book has been published to coincide with the launch of the GM Fundraising Rome 2 Home challenge supported by Business Micros. In June 2010, 16 riders will set off from the Italian capital and ride the 1500 miles back to Hope House in Oswestry, taking in the 26km long, 6500ft high Mount Ventoux stage of the Tour de France en route.

Published with the kind support of Greystone Marketing, Graeme Bailey’s book is available to buy online from www.fabstore.net or by calling +44 (0) 1925 422955, with all of the profits going direct to the charity.