Motor Man Saddles up for Charity Bike Ride
12th July 2019
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A team member at a local car retailer is set to take part in a 100-mile bike ride for charity.

Gary Downes, from Volvo Cars Poole, will be swapping four wheels for two next month, when he takes to the saddle for the RideLondon-Surrey 100.

The cycling fan, who is New Car Sales Manager at the Volvo retailer on Ringwood Road, is currently in training for the event, in order to raise funds for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation - a charity that helps local people and families affected by cancer.

Gary, from Halstock, comments: “I’m so proud to be getting on my bike to help raise valuable funds for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation. The local charity means so much to the team here at Volvo Cars Poole, as it provided much-needed support to one of our colleagues when they were diagnosed with cancer last year.

“It’s going to be tough, as I’ve never cycled 100 miles before, but I’m definitely up for the challenge.”

James Litton, General Manager and Director, adds: “We are very proud of Gary and wish him the best of luck for the ride; we’ll be cheering him on at the finish.”

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For further information about Volvo Cars Poole, please call 01202 065555 or visit 

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