Cyclists taking on a 111-mile ride in memory of a former officer are appealing to the public to join forces to raise much needed funds for a worthy cause.
The Treble One Trust is a charity set-up by former Sergeant Stewart Sparling of Leicestershire Police to raise money for specialist equipment for sufferers of the latter stages of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Stewart (44), who suffered from MND and sadly passed away last weekend (Saturday 20 June), found there was little or no funding for specialist equipment, equipment which had a positive effect on the quality of his life, and set up the Trust earlier this year.
An officer since 1994, Stewart was a popular character in the areas of Belgrave, Hamilton, Melton and Rutland where he policed for many years.
Stewart’s courage and determination to make the most out of life despite the daily challenges he faced will continue to be an inspiration to all.
The trust is organising the 111-mile charity cycle ride through the lanes and countryside of Leicestershire and Rutland on Sunday 19 July, 2015. The route will start and finish at Melton Mowbray Country Park, taking in the sites of Oakham, Uppingham, Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Loughborough along the way. The ride is for experienced cyclists only as there will be no route signs or marshals.
If you are interested in finding out more, getting involved and helping the trust to raise money, please contact Geoff Allard on [email protected]
Source:: Leicestershire Police News