Frampton Cotterell cyclist riding for Africa

January 29 2019
Frampton Cotterell cyclist riding for Africa

A MAN from Frampton Cotterell has pledged to raise thousands of pounds and cycle almost 1,000 miles for charity.

Alan West has signed up to cycle the length of the UK to raise money for international development organisation Transaid, which helps make transport more available and affordable in Africa.

The 42-year-old will cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats next summer but as he starts training, he is planning a year of events to raise money for the organisation.

Alan has a target of £3,000 and his first event, on February 22 from 7.30pm, is a live music night at Yate Community Centre in Station Road.

Alan will take to the stage himself with his guitar to sing a short set of acoustic numbers. The main act for the night will be local band Blutown, who specialise in soul, Motown and old school blues.

Tickets cost £6 each and are available on the door or in advance or by emailing You can sponsor Alan online at