Moore starts 1,250-mile bike ride for charity.
it tAkes more than a bonecrunching fall to stop charlie Moore, who sets off on a 1,250-mile bike ride for charity this afternoon, writes David Carr.
He is aiming to cycle to as many Arc tracks as possible in the 12-day window between meetings at Uttoxeter, where he is clerk of the course, in order to raise money to mark the 50th anniversary of the injured Jockeys Fund.
But he suffered injury himself a fortnight ago and revealed yesterday: "On one of my rides to work i caught a kerbstone when a lorry went past rather fast. i somersaulted on to a grass verge and cracked a rib, which has made training a little bit more testing. As long as i don't sneeze or lift anything too heavy, i'm all right. And i've managed the last few rides without any painkillers."
Moore, 62, sets off from newcastle today, joined initially by Dave roberts (executive director of Wolverhampton, Worcester and southwell), sophie Barton (clerk of the course at sedgefield) and Mark ryan (one of the groundstaff at newcastle) as they head to sedgefield.
After visiting Jack Berry House in Malton tomorrow, Moore will pedal on to Yarmouth, Lingfield, Brighton, Fontwell and Windsor, before arriving at Uttoxeter a week on thursday.
"i'd been looking forward to it but the reality is fast sinking in!" he admitted.
Moore aims to raise PS5,000-plus. Donations can be made at justgiving.com/charlie-Moore4/.
Charlie Moore, who cracked a rib in a recent cycling fall