Fans of the week: Meet Colin and Chris
- 01 September 2011 12:07
- Posted by Chris Nield
Meet the two life-long Blues whose charity bike ride adventure earns them Fan of the Week glory.
Work colleagues at Clarion Security Systems Colin Bowie and Chris Billinge, both City born and bred and hailing from Gorton decided after seeing the club's City Giving work to undertake a challenge of a lifetime.
Having previously completed a number of smaller rides they decided on a bigger task; cycling the 988 miles from Land's End to John O Groats to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, one of City's official charities.
Colin and Chris' ride took place between the 18th and 27th May this year and despite a very unreliable satnav and a few aches and pains, the lads finished the ride in one piece and raised just under £2,000.
There was only one puncture on the whole trip which happened as we passed through Manchester and it was also the first rain we had felt in four days!
If you would like to donate to Chris and Colin's charity bike ride visit their Just Giving page.