Veteran cyclist Alec heads to the Highlands for charity challenge

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Veteran cyclist Alec heads to the Highlands for charity challenge!


Press release

Monday 23rd August 



Beverley businessman Alec Cammish is preparing to take part in a tough charity challenge next month – embarking on a  300-mile bike ride from Aberdeen to Newcastle.


Alec, who is well known in east Yorkshire for his charity work, owns Cammish and Company as well being a director of RPMS Block Management and Grays Estate Agents.


And despite being the veteran of the group at the age of 71 he’s busy training ready to join the six strong team who’ll take on the gruelling coastal route from Aberdeen, arriving in Newcastle four days later.


The challenge takes place from September 1st – 4th and is part of the Dransfield Properties annual Tour of Europe Challenge which was founded by Hull born Mark Dransfield whose company is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.


Alec has taken part in several legs of the tour since it was launched in 2007 – taking the riders from London to Paris. Then, over the last 13 years the charity cyclists have covered punishing routes riding on from Paris to Lyon (which included the punishing Mount Ventou}, Marseille, Portofino, Rome, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, and in 2019 ending inStavanger.  


More than £500,000 has been raised for charity over those years and this year the riders will be fundraising for St Luke’s Hospice, ‘Action Against Cancer’ and The Dransfield Foundation which has made a number of donations to local charities in the past.


Alec said: “I have taken part in several of the rides over the last 13 years and decided as the event was now back in this country that this was definitely the year to come out of retirement and get the bike out again.


“It is undoubtedly going to be a tough ride but a great personal challenge and in aid of some fantastic causes.”


The riders aim to cycle back to London next year for the final leg of the challenge which will take them down the country from Newcastle to the capital. 


To support Alec and the team you can visit the fundraising page on to