March cyclist raises �4,000 for cancer

A CYCLIST went the extra mile to raise �4,000 for cancer sufferers.

March-born Simon Bevis embarked on an epic 900 mile journey between John O’Groats and Lands End after a much-loved colleague died at a hospice last year.

Determined to pay back the carers who looked after his friend, Mr Bevis pumped up a group of loyal supporters to sponsor him for the trek.

The former Burrowmoor, Hereward and Neale-Wade pupil doubled his fundraising target, which will help to pay for more respite care in the future.

Mr Bevis, who racked up the miles over seven-and-a-half days of furious pedalling, said: “It was a fantastic experience.

“We received several generous donations from Cambs Times readers for which we and the hospice are very grateful.”

He said the ride in memory of ex-colleague Helen Setchell was a “great cause” and said: “A lot of money goes towards palliative care but the sad truth is there is not always enough funding.

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“This is a really good charity which helps to keep families happy and motivated during a difficult time.”

The managing director of a biotech company completed the ride between May 29 and June 5 with his friend Stuart Gough. Their wives Sarah and Maria acted as a support team.

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