Charity cycle ride for Vincent’s milestone bucket list

WHEELY GOOD Vincent Stevens on his bike ride
WHEELY GOOD Vincent Stevens on his bike ride
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DISABLED young people are set to benefit from a cycle ride involving five football clubs.

Starting at Havant and Waterlooville Football Club, in West Leigh, Vincent Stevens will cycle on to Eastleigh, Southampton and Gosport football grounds before finishing off at Fratton Park, the home of Portsmouth Football Club.

Mr Stevens is aiming to complete a bucket list of 40 events before he has his 40th birthday later this year.

The dad-of three will be joined on the 60-mile challenge on Monday by friend Tom Ferre, 30, who works for the charity Kids, in Fareham.

Mr Vincent, of Ewart Road, Southsea, said: ‘We haven’t done any training for this and we’re using our old mountain bikes. I’m not sure how wise that will be!

‘But we don’t mind how tough it is. All we really want to do is raise as much as possible for kids in Fareham.

‘It is a great charity that doesn’t receive any government funding and they rely on support from the public.

‘They care for disabled and paralysed children.

‘Right now they desperately need two new slings which are essential for moving the children from their bed to a chair or wheelchair.

‘Three rooms need a make over too. The toys need replacing and hopefully we can raise enough to get some TV DVD combos for the rooms.

‘Gosport and Eastleigh football clubs have each donated a signed shirt for us to raffle.’

Mr Stevens, the coach of Widbrook FC under 10s team, is also planning to jump out of a plane.

To sponsor him pop into Speedy Cash, Commercial Road, Portsmouth.