Boom, Boom, Boom! March man raises �1k for Alzheimer’s Society with Circle Line cycle ride
A CYCLING fanatic raised more than �1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking the longest London Underground route of his life.
Martin Snarey, from March, cycled past all 35 stations of the London Circle line to raise money for the disease, which claimed the lives of both his mother and mother-in-law.
For a donation of �10, the 50-year-old offered to send sponsors a picture of him standing by their chosen stop.
He had hoped to raise �350 with the 35-mile stunt, but a flood of donations left him with �1,005 to donate to the Fenland branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mr Snarey said: “I did the 35 stations in around four hours, with breaks for coffee. London has a lot more hills than you would think!
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“I was issued with a challenge from one of my sponsors. They asked me to put a pair of pants on my head, stick pencils up my nose and recite Baldrick’s ‘Boom, Boom, Boom’ poem from Blackadder – all outside Wood Lane Station.
“This I did, much to the amusement of an Italian lady who couldn’t understand why I was doing it!
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“I would like to thank all of those who sponsored me and Phil and Liz Thompson, who helped me with the route.”
Mr Snarey, a governor at Cavalry Primary School, in March, raised more than �2,500 for charity by cycling from London to Paris in 2009.