Pointer and cycling lover, Nina Winrow used her grit and determination to raise £535 for Pointers In Need.
Nina completed two cycle challenges! The Yorkshire wolds cycle challenge (146miles) and 2 weeks later the Prudential ride to London (100miles) to raise a fantastic £535 in sponsorship for Pointers in Need.
The Wolds cycle challenge on 15ht and 16th July covered 146 miles in the 2 days. The Prudential Ride London on 30th July covered 100 miles in just the one day. Both were events with more than 200 cyclists taking part in the Wolds challenge and the Prudential was massive with more than 26000 cyclists taking part.
Nina explained: “I have been cycling with my roadbike for 4 years now ( I took up cycling when I lived in Switzerland to improve my fitness and got hooked). I had one year away from it in 2015 when I had an operation on my back but used it to help get me fit again as soon as I could! I did the Prudential ride London in 2016, but have also cycled in the mountains in France, Switzerland, Italy and Scotland. I regularly cycle round the Chilterns and Yorkshire Wolds now.”
My lovely orange and white Pointer boy is called Fargo. He is from Wendy Gordon (as are all the best Pointers…..but I am biased!) and is the second of Wendy’s wonderful Pointers I have owned. My previous pointer from Wendy (Jaffa) went climbing and canoeing with me as well as covering many a walk in the mountains. I have had Pointers for several years now and always rehomed from their breeders (although no rescues yet!). They’re amazing, loyal, clever and gentle dogs and I don’t think I could have another breed now.Explained Nina.
“I met Nina a few years ago here in North Wales when she came for a short break with her lovely boy Fargo, Brother to my Jackpot. Nina is a very energetic, lively, fit, gentle and kind lady who loves our beautiful breed. She has, in the past, done many cycle rides for charity and I was absolutely thrilled to hear that this year she was doing her cycle ride for Pointers In Need.” Said Claire Stokes, PIN Treasurer and Coordinator. ” We cannot thank Nina enough for the hard work she has put in to raising such a brilliant amount.”
Thank you Nina for raising such a fantastic amount for Pointers In Need.
There are so many Pointers that need homes and many more still that are waiting in the wings to come onto our books.
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