Supporter takes on Route 66 with a twist to raise funds

Stockport born and bred, Pete Nutter, is cycling the Portuguese version of the United States infamous Route 66 this April.

By News Team on March 29, 2022

The challenge is in honour of his aunt who was cared for at St Ann’s after being diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and his cousin, Jillian Mulcahy, who has worked as an Assistant Practitioner at the hospice since 2007. 

The National Road 2 or N2 as it’s known by the locals is 738km (458 miles) long and covers the length of the entire country. 

His incredible journey will take place over seven days, starting on 13th April in the northern city of Chaves close to the border with Spain and ending in Faro in The Algarve on 19th April. 

Deep into training camp, Pete will be joined by seven fellow cyclists on his challenge. His friends, David Thorneycroft and Peter Hughes will be flying out from Manchester to flank him and Eric Doehrman will be making the journey all the way from Alabama, USA as a result of “wanting to tick it off his bucket list.” In addition, a group of friends Pete cycles with on a regular basis in Portugal will be joining forces. 

Pete’s ride is a great example of people collectively supporting St Ann’s Hospice, regardless of where they are based in the world. 

I’ll be honest, my friends and family think I’m mad and they are right to a certain extent. I’ve never done two consecutive days of riding 100km and this is over 100km a day over seven consecutive days, climbing over 9,600 metres. The people that work at St Ann’s Hospice are all angels in my opinion, the challenges they face and support they provide on a daily basis to people in need is incredible. Those people and the dedication that Jill has to her job, that’s why I’m attempting to do this. Pete Nutter, Fundraiser
We were finding it difficult to get a van that my wife could drive, and we could all afford to pay for over eight days. Portugal Airport Transport got wind of what we were doing and have donated a van free of charge for the entire eight-day stretch, which is an amazing gesture. Donna Nutter, Pete's wife

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