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Leamington man pedalling for charity

Leamington Editorial 31st Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SIMON Storey pedalled hard to clock up 180 miles without leaving Leamington’s Royal Priors at the weekend.

The Whitnash father of three jumped in the saddle to raise money for the heart muscle charity Cardiomyopathy UK.

The keen sportsman’s past accomplishments include completing The Great North Run and London Marathon, and cycling from London to Paris, and from coast to coast at the thinnest and widest points of Great Britain – raising over £18,000 for  various charities.

His latest fund-raising efforts are in memory of friend and rugby team mate Lawrence Sherriffs who collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 41 after playing a match for playing for the Prison Service where he also worked.

His next cycling challenge, The Big 5 Cycle Challenge of Great Britain and Ireland, and see Simon and seven others cycling to capital cities in five days – covering a total of 650 miles in five days.

The team will also be riding in memory of Simon’s friend Kate Vanloo who was tragically killed in a cycling accident  near Southam recently.

Visit www.justgiving.com/bigfiveride to sponsor Simon and the team on the Big 5 Challenge.

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