GOING UNDERGROUND: Fenland fundraiser to tackle tube stop bike ride for Alzheimer’s Society
A FENLAND cyclist who lost both his mother and mother-in-law to Alzheimer’s is plotting an original way of fundraising for the society which battles the disease.
Martin Snarey, from March, is planning to cycle past all 35 stations of the London Circle underground line and, for a donation of �10, he’s offering to send sponsors a picture of him standing by their chosen stop.
The 50-year-old, who raised more than �2,500 by cycling from London to Paris in 2009, is hoping to raise a further �350 for Fenland branch of the Alzheimer’s Society with the 35-mile tour of London next month.
He said: “It’s a cause that’s very dear to my heart. The disease is devastating and you don’t realise the effect it has on the family as well as the person who is suffering. The support the Alzheimer’s Society give is amazing.
“Before I did the London to Paris ride I hadn’t sat on a bike for 25 years. It was 298 miles of cycling and it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life.
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“The feeling when I got to the Eiffel Tower was beyond description. Everyone from all the nearby shops came out to clap us.”
Mr Snarey, a governor at Cavalry Primary School, in March, has been training for his latest effort for the last two months.
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“I’ve got a friend who is a London taxi driver so he’s going to plan my route,” he said.
“The circle line used to be 27 stations but then they added another branch which I could have done without!”
To sponsor Mr Snarey e-mail him at email@example.com