YMCA DLG Health & Safety man to cycle 340 miles in just 4 days


This week our Health, Safety, Maintenance and Facilities Manager Peter Colmer will be taking part in YMCA England’s annual Tour De Y bike ride. The cyclists will set off from Penzance on Wednesday 23rd September and will finish in London on Saturday 26th September.

This year Tour De Y will happen on three different routes  – South West, North West and North East. Pete will be doing the South West one and over four days he will cover 340 miles staying at other YMCAs on the way.

We are pleased to announce that at the time of writing this Pete is just £107 short of reaching his £1500 fundraising target! You can support Pete with a small (or big) donation and help him smash the target, click here to visit Pete’s Just Giving page.

Every penny of the money raised will go towards improving the communal areas at our supported housing projects to promote a sense of community. This is being done in consultation with the residents so they have an input into how the money will be spent.

To help reach his fundraising target Pete approached YMCA DLG contractors for support and so far our electrician Dave Parmenter and our plumber Robin Askwith have donated £300 each!

Pete will be tweeting messages and photos from the ride so follow him on Twitter at @pcolmex.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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