Ex-Army Officer goes the extra 100 miles for hospital charity

Palmer Winstanley, former Army Captain and now Assistant Director for Diagnostic and Clinical Support Services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, has been training hard in preparation for the NNUH Bike Ride on 6th September.

Palmer will be undertaking the 100 mile route for the hospital charity, which is the same route that the Tour of Britain cyclists will be following one week later. He will be joining the NNUH Director of Nursing Emma McKay who is also taking part in the 100 mile route.  Palmer said:  “It’s a far cry from patrolling Afghanistan carrying 60kg on foot, however the change from Military to NHS life has brought a different meaning to everything I do so this bike ride helps make sure I still make a difference.”

This week the detailed routes of the NNUH Bike Ride have been released so that those keen to enter the bike ride can find out the exact route via the website at:  www.nnuhtoursport.co.uk

NNUH Fundraising Manager Louise Cook said:  “We are really pleased that Palmer is taking part this year and I am sure he will find the ride a lot of fun as well as helping to raise funds for the charity. We are keen for as many people to sign up for the ride as possible. You don’t have to be a staff member, you don’t have to be a keen cyclists as we have the shorter routes of 20 or 40 miles for those who want a challenge but can’t manage the 100miles.

Louise added, “This is your chance to help your local hospital by raising money but also by having fun and getting fit.”

You can sign up for the bike ride online at www.nnuhtoursportive.co.uk 

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 03:00:14 PM