Bridge Player’s 1,000 mile-plus ride distributing silverware and helping charity


A Black Country bridge club has added to its silverware thanks to a 65-year-old who is cycling more than 1,000 miles between 51 English cities.
David Wing called at Wolverhampton Bridge Club at Shaw Park Business Park, off Shaw Road, on Wednesday 20th June, 2012.
There club members played for the City Cup which David is taking around the country while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society charity.
After the competition, and a collection raised more than £120 for the society, David presented the cup to Geoff Davies and Robin Adey. Later an inscribed replica will go to the club for use in future competition.

David Wing, centre, presents the City Cup to Wolverhampton Bridge Club members Geoff Davies and Robin Adey

David Wing, centre, presents the City Cup to Wolverhampton Bridge Club members Geoff Davies and Robin Adey

David said: “I wanted to do something crazy before the Grim Reaper gets me.
“Thus the City Cup Project evolved as a vehicle to achieve three things:
“1. A personal physical challenge – over 1,000 miles. 2. Involvement and promotion of our wonderful game. 3 Support for the Alzheimers Society.”
He is trying to take in city cathedrals on the way while visiting nearby English Bridge Union-affiliated clubs.
West Midlands Bridge Club represented the City of Birmingham on Friday at its HQ in Warwick Road, Solihull, and Sutton Coldfield Bridge Club represented the City of Lichfield on Monday 18th June at the club in Walmsley Road, Sutton Coldfield.
If the ride is successful David, who lives in London, plans a stage 2 event taking in 18 cities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He started in the West Country via Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Bath, Bristol and Gloucester. People can follow David’s progress at the English Bridge Union’s website at http://ebunews.blogspot.co.uk/
David added: “All have been wonderful evenings and the charitable donations overwhelming.” People can donate to the society via the websitewww.justgiving.com/citycup

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