Glynn gets on bike to spotlight green issues

Glynn Attiwell who is cycling from Colsterworth to oakham every day for six weeks to raise awareness of the importance of cycling and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care Photo: SM070311-076js
Glynn Attiwell who is cycling from Colsterworth to oakham every day for six weeks to raise awareness of the importance of cycling and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care Photo: SM070311-076js
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A KEEN cyclist is battling the elements and other motorists for a charity challenge.

Glynn Attiwell, who works for Rutland County Council in the adult social services team, is in the third week of a six-week challenge to cycle from his home in Stephenson Close, Colsterworth to the council offices in Catmose, Oakham.

It is a 28-mile round trip and one that Glynn is completing four days a week.

Glynn said: “It was quite hard in the first week but I’m getting used to it now.

“I couldn’t have done it without the support of my wife Maria, who has been taking the children to nursery when I would normally pitch in.”

The couple have two children Amelia, one, and Gabriella, three.

Glynn hopes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a cause close to his heart as Macmillan nurses cared for his father. So far, he has raised £110 but hopes to hit the £200 mark.

But his main aim is to make people think twice about how they make their journeys.

Glynn is a member of social enterprise Out of the Rut, which together with Transition Rutland, is urging people to use their bicycles as a more environmentally friendly way of travelling.

They ran a bike doctor session at Tesco in Oakham on Saturday and are running further sessions tomorrow and at Oakham Castle on Saturday, March 19, between 10am and 4pm.