SATURDAY CYCLE CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF PETE

Saturday 3rd November saw a remarkable cycling challenge take place. 8 amateur cyclists, ranging in age from 22 to 57 years old, all with differing levels of biking ability, rode 115 miles from Arlingham, Gloucestershire to St Albans, Hertfordshire in just over 12 hours. They were joined by 6 ground crew to help them through 4 punctures, a chain break, water and snack stops.

Saturday would also have been the 59th Birthday of a special person, Pete, to the leader of the pack, Sue Clarke and her fellow cyclists. Sadly, Pete lost his battle with cancer on 17th April this year. He fought mouth cancer for 20 months undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a massive facial operation which removed part of his palate and soft palate. Although this operation was quite successful the cancer had spread to his eye socket and Pete eventually lost the sight in his eye and found it very difficult to speak, eat or drink. Pete lived life to the full, was an avid football fan and pub landlord of The Falcon where the bike ride finished.

Sue hopes to raise awareness for mouth cancer as well as funds for the charity. They've almost reached their £3000 target. To help the team reach their total please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SueClarke22