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Crawley energy workers get on their bikes to help Prince’s charity

Two energy workers from Crawley cycled from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle to help raise more than £5,000 for the Prince’s Trust.

From Press releases - 14 October 2014 12:00 AM

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Two energy workers from Crawley cycled from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle to help raise more than £5,000 for the Prince’s Trust.

Antony Green and Richard Wakelen, who both work for UK Power Networks in Three Bridges were part of a 32-strong group from the company who took part in the ‘Palace-to-Palace’ event.

Participants from UK Power Networks – which distributes electricity to homes and business in the South East, London and the East of England – had a choice of two routes: 45 miles or 90 miles for those who wanted to push themselves a bit harder.

Antony, who only took up road cycling at the end of last year, chose the 90-mile version and finished in five hours 45 minutes.

“It was very tough. The first 45 miles were OK. I regularly cycle that far. But after 50 miles it got harder and harder,” he said.

“I was very relieved to see the finish line!”

The money raised will go to The Prince’s Trust which helps 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Antony and his colleagues have so far raised £5,071.46 – with more donations still coming in from friends, family and workmates they hope to top £6,000.