Duo gears up for monster charity cycle challenge

Two kind-hearted Birmingham businessmen have caught the Bradley Wiggins bug and have signed up for a grueling cycling challenge.

Tim Andrews and Andy McKenzie, of leading signs and graphics company Hollywood Monster, will be cycling 450 miles from Geneva to Nice in October to raise funds for the Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) charity.

The charity, of which Tim is a trustee, was set up in honour of Sheldon schoolboy Harry Moseley who died last year from an inoperable brain tumour. Harry’s selfless story touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people across the globe, including many celebrities, as he helped to raise more than £700,000 for other cancer charities by selling hand-made bracelets and touring schools and businesses up and down the country.

During the six-day cycling event, participants from the world of business and property will ride through the picturesque towns of Annecy and Sister as they head through beautiful scenery of towering mountain peaks, spectacular limestone cliffs and gorges, dense forests and lavender fields. The unforgettable ride will end with a descent from the hills through the Gorge du Loup to Nice and the beach, where riders will be able to reflect on their achievements.

Tim said: “Andy and I are in full training mode, motivated by the achievements of our cycling heroes such as Sir Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins. It will be tough but knowing that we will raise money for Harry’s charity will make it all worth it. We hope to raise in the region of £5,000.”

The event, which has been organized by global property group Prologis, will start on October 2. Prologis is also supporting the HHHO charity by taking a table at the inaugural Harry Moseley Charity Ball, which takes place at Birmingham’s ICC on October 19.

To sponsor Tim and Andy, www.justgiving.com/HollywoodMonster2012.

Hollywood Monster has invested heavily in state-of-the-art printing technology enabling it to produce enormous banners and advertising hoardings at high-profile sites including sports stadiums, festivals, rock and pop concerts, shopping centres and property developments.