Pedal power

PUBLISHED: 13:42 11 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:47 28 May 2010

Our picture shows the cycle marathon in full swing – Pic: Brian Purdy

Our picture shows the cycle marathon in full swing – Pic: Brian Purdy

March man John Savage raised more than £3,000 for Sue Ryder Care s Thorpe Hall Hospice with a sponsored indoor cycle marathon at the town s George Campbell Leisure Centre. About 180 people took part in the 10-hour event, including March woman Andrea Alexa

March man John Savage raised more than £3,000 for Sue Ryder Care's Thorpe Hall Hospice with a sponsored indoor cycle marathon at the town's George Campbell Leisure Centre.

About 180 people took part in the 10-hour event, including March woman Andrea Alexander who cycled for the whole 10 hours.

Groups were held in hourly sessions, with Mr Savage charging £5 per session to go towards Thorpe Hall. Some participants were also sponsored to take part.

Businesses sponsored some of the 20 exercise bikes used, while other organisations sponsored sessions.


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