Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks

Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks

Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks

First published in News

WHEN Joe Marshall and Jack Oliver decided to cycle from Colchester to Denmark, it was initially just for fun.

But after a while, the pair decided if they were going to do it, they should probably do it for charity.

That’s when Joe’s life-long interest in sharks came through.

So, now, they’re Cycling for Sharks and sponsorship will go to UK charity, the Shark Trust.

IT worker Joe, 29, who lives in Tiptree, said: “I’ve had a split reaction when we tell people what charity we’re doing it for.

“But I enjoy telling people why and maybe educating them a bit.

“When people think ‘shark’, I don’t think they think about their habitats being devastated and between 20 per cent and 30 per cent of all species being close to extinction.”

The pair, who work at Colchester General Hospital, in Turner Road, set off on Friday and expect the 800-mile trip to take them two weeks.

While Jack, 24, from Brightlingsea is a keen cyclist, before deciding to take up the epic challenge six months ago, Joe had not been on a bike since he was 17.

He added: “It was horrible at the start and I was thinking ‘how am I going to do it?’, but it gets easier.”

The pair will be carrying more than 30-litres worth of supplies, including video kit to film daily video diaries, which will posted on cyclingforsharks.co.uk.

Their route will take in Amsterdam, Bremen, Hamburg, Puttgarden, Malmo and Copenhagen.

To sponsor them, go to justgiving.com/CyclingForSharks.

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7:54am Thu 21 Aug 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

Love this! Fantastic, good job lads!
Love this! Fantastic, good job lads! MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 4

8:11am Thu 21 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

1 Staff from Colchester Hospital raising money for fish ?

2 Plenty of predators in their ?

3. What about child illness, cancer research and other ailments ?

4 Just about sums up where their priorities are then ?
1 Staff from Colchester Hospital raising money for fish ? 2 Plenty of predators in their ? 3. What about child illness, cancer research and other ailments ? 4 Just about sums up where their priorities are then ? Brown Envelopes
  • Score: -8

8:21am Thu 21 Aug 14

GreatWhiteBruce says...

Brown Envelopes wrote:
1 Staff from Colchester Hospital raising money for fish ?

2 Plenty of predators in their ?

3. What about child illness, cancer research and other ailments ?

4 Just about sums up where their priorities are then ?
1. This is nothing to do with where these guys work
2. *there not their....
3. What about Child Illness, Cancer and other ailments? There are plenty of other charities that support those causes and raise lots of money etc. Robin Cancer Trust.
4. Their priorities are in doing something good for charity and raising money and awareness...
Maybe they should be cycling for trolls...
[quote][p][bold]Brown Envelopes[/bold] wrote: 1 Staff from Colchester Hospital raising money for fish ? 2 Plenty of predators in their ? 3. What about child illness, cancer research and other ailments ? 4 Just about sums up where their priorities are then ?[/p][/quote]1. This is nothing to do with where these guys work 2. *there not their.... 3. What about Child Illness, Cancer and other ailments? There are plenty of other charities that support those causes and raise lots of money etc. Robin Cancer Trust. 4. Their priorities are in doing something good for charity and raising money and awareness... Maybe they should be cycling for trolls... GreatWhiteBruce
  • Score: 5

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