Monday, May 30, 2011

Bicyclists coming to town

Since May 1st, 2011, four young men from Scotland have been bicycling from Santa Monica, CA, to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York (3360 miles) to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres in the United Kingdom.

Adam, Andy, Matt & Ben are about two-thirds of the way through their journey now, having experienced mountains, deserts and a tornado!

The Yellow Springs connection to this story is that Adam Kent and his brother Andrew, who’s driving the support van for the team, lived in YS in 1988-89. Their dad, Tony Kent, taught at YSHS on a Fulbright exchange with Lance Jordan. Nancy, Tony, Andrew and Adam lived in the Jordan’s house on Orton Road and have kept in touch with many YS friends. Andrew went to kindergarten at Mills Lawn and Adam attended play groups in town with Nancy. They planned their route to come through YS and have a rest day here, in order to visit local friends and show their Scottish friends our great village.

Bruce Bradtmiller and Carol Cottom will be their hosts. Unless more severe weather slows them down the group will arrive on May 31 and spend June 1 in the village before heading east again on June 2.

The cyclists have already raised almost £9500 for Maggie's Centres. Learn more at

For questions about their visit in town call Bruce and Carol at 767-1458.

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