Proud Sponsors of the End2End Challenge

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Leeds North in conjuction with other Yorkshire franchises are sponsoring a couple of cyclists Paul Terry and Stephen Hinchliffe to ride from John O’Groat’s to Lands End to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and Cancer Research UK.

Bluebird Care Leeds North in conjuction with other Yorkshire franchises are sponsoring (mainly kit and overnight accommodation) a couple of cyclists Paul Terry, Stephen Hinchliffe and their driver Ian Allsopp to ride from John O’Groat’s to Lands End. The ride will start on Friday 6th May 2016.

They will be raising funds for Alzheimer's Society and Cancer Research UK.

Paul Terry plans to visit the Bluebird Care Leeds North office on his bike, wearing his Bluebird Care kit, on Friday 29th April.

To support Paul and Stephen please click on the buttons below to visit their Just Giving Pages to donate;

PAUL - JUST GIVING PAGE             STEPHEN - JUST GIVING PAGE

About the Cyclists

Paul Terry

It wasn’t until my mid-30s that I started cycling. I had just been diagnosed with Palindromic rheumatism   arthritis and needed a way to become more active.

“I started by riding to and from work every day and as I felt myself getting fitter, I wanted to try more difficult rides. Today, I am a member of Ravensthorpe Cycling Club and I enjoy travelling round Britain to take part in challenging events.

I sadly lost my granddad to cancer and hospice he was in in should a good job looking after him i wanted to give something back so it started from there my sister care manager Angela McGuinness and Graham Lewis, director of Bluebird Care (Kirklees), helped me and sponsored me for my first charity ride and raise funds for that charity.

Then I was approached by Narinder Gill from Bluebird care Wakefield to also do a ride on their behalf and raise funds for Wakefield hospice.

So after a year of planning I had a plan to link all the Yorkshire Bluebird care offices  together to sponsor a team of riders a bigger ride and challenge.
Stephen Hinchliffe

My name is Stephen Hinchliffe, I am 51 years old and have always enjoyed sport and exercise to keep fit and healthy. I played professional rugby in my twenties for my local town Dewsbury but took up cycling when a knee injury cut short my rugby career.

I am a cancer survivor having come through second stage testicular cancer in my thirties and i now cycle regularly to keep fit and to spend time outdoors taking in the many amazing views that Yorkshire has to offer.

I jumped at the chance to undertake the End to End challenge, it’s an amazing opportunity to test myself physically and mentally whilst raising much needed funds for two charities that both I and members of my family have been supported by over the years.