Conwy ex-sailor to tackle a quiz on a bike for military charity

1 May 2015 12:58

A former Royal Navy aircraft engineer will tackle a quiz while cycling non-stop for Blind Veterans UK, the national military charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.

Anthony Green, 45, and from Penmaenmawr, will be riding his exercise bike during a Curry/Chilli and Quiz Night at the Puffin Cafe near Penmaenmawr, on the A55, on Monday 8th June. There will be a special prize for the person who guesses how many miles he cycles during the evening.

The quiz night will help Anthony raise sponsorship for a long-distance bike ride with a local charity cycling group. He and fellow riders will cycle an incredible 350 miles in four days to raise money for Blind Veterans UK in their centenary year.

Anthony says, "I can't imagine my life without full eyesight and, as an ex-Service person, I wanted to do everything I could. I was blown away by visiting the Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre, and seeing the facilities and technology that can assist people, it was incredible."

Anthony joined the Royal Navy in 1988 and served on HMS Coventry. He left in 1995 with the rank of Aircraft Engineer Mechanic.

He joined the cycling group in 2012. Their gruelling route will take them from Blind Veterans UK's Llandudno Centre to its Sheffield Centre and back. The twenty-four cyclists will cross the Peak District, and Mow Cop, one of the top 10 climbs in the UK.

Anthony says, "We aim to raise upwards of £10,000 overall. I can't wait to do the actual cycle ride and I'm hoping to raise as much money towards our target with the Curry and Quiz Night as I can."

The Curry and Quiz Night kicks off at 19:30pm on Monday 8th June at the Puffin Cafe near Penmaenmawr on the A55. Tickets are £15 per person, which includes a mild chicken curry or a hot chilli con carne, and a free glass of beer or wine. To book tickets, phone 07899 753 897, or call at the Puffin Cafe.

Anthony is part of a group of amateur cyclists from North Wales. They have already completed fundraising activities for Blind Veterans UK and other local and National Charities amounting to £27,000. They plan to complete their four-day charity cycle between 25th and 28th June.