Saturday, 16 December 2017

Cycling barrister takes on two 80-mile rides

A BARRISTER from Crazies Hill is to attempt two 80-mile cycle rides for charity.

Joseph Giret, 59, is to take part in the Etape Pennines in County Durham in May and the Etape Caledonia in Scotland in July. He is raising money for Marie Curie.

Mr Giret, an experienced cyclist, said: “They are huge rides, two of the biggest in the UK at the moment. I’ve never done them but I have done a huge number of amateur events.

“The tagline of the races is that they are beautiful but brutal and there’s about 4,000m of climbing on each of them. It will be tough but there’s no pressure on me and I haven’t set any targets.”

In 2012, he took part in the Haute Route, a 700-mile ride from Geneva to Nice, to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

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