One of our staff, Ross Emans, has successfully completed a 120km cycle ride in aid of a local charity. Ross, who has worked for Margate Language Centre since 2008 as a manager and teacher, joined over 600 other cyclists in the Pilgrims Cycle Challenge last Sunday 8th May to raise money for the Pilgrims hospices in South East Kent. The hospices look after terminally ill patients in their final weeks and days to ensure that when they die, they are in as pleasant and comfortable an environment as possible. There are three Pilgrims Hospices – the original one was in Canterbury, named after the Pilgrims who travelled to Canterbury Cathedral in the Middle Ages from all over England to worship at the shrine of the murdered archbishop, Thomas Becket. The ride was between all three of the hospices. Ross started at the hospice in Ashford and rode to the one in Margate, and then on to Canterbury, before riding from Canterbury back to Ashford.
Following the ride, Ross said: “It was the first time I’d ridden such a long way in one day, so I was very pleased to complete it. Luckily the weather was good, and I didn’t have any problems with my bike, and amazingly I didn’t make any wrong turns!”