11 Apr 2016
This week marks a massive milestone in the Tour de Terry.
Terry Keen, 69, who lives at Anchor’s Willow Glade in Surrey, is reaching the half way point of his 1,400-mile charity cycle ride.
In terms of the number of days, he will reach his half way point today (Monday 11 April) which is when he is at Broad Lees Court in Huntingdon. Monday is day 29 on the road. Terry will have travelled 688 miles by this stage.
And in terms of mileage, Terry will have passed his half way point when he gets to Bilton Court in Wellingborough on Tuesday 12 April, having cycled 721 miles of his tour.
Terry, who set out on his bicycle from Berwick-upon-Tweed on 14 March carrying the birthday card for the Queen so older people across the country can sign it, has visited 51 Anchor locations in 36 towns and cities so far.
He will reach his final destination, The Clies in Cornwall, Anchor’s most southerly property, on 9 May.
Tour de Terry Manager Simon Peyton, who works in Anchor’s communications team, said: “Terry is keeping to schedule and is in good spirits despite the many days he has had to cycle in rain, snow, hailstones and wind.
“But wherever Terry has stopped off at Anchor locations, he has received such wonderful welcomes. The parties organised have been really fun events for all the customers as well as Terry.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has made Terry so welcome and for organising the fundraising parties which have raised to date more than £3,000 for Grandparents Plus which supports grandparents who have to look after their grandchildren full-time due to difficult family circumstances.”