Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cyclist’s 500-mile charity ride in memory of father

A MAN who cycled 500 miles in the memory of his father finished a day later than planned.

It took Kim George, 60, from Henley, six days to complete the challenge he dubbed the “Sid George Tour of Yorkshire”.

He raised £2,500 for the Sue Ryder hospice at Nettlebed where his father passed away in November last year.

Mr George, who was retracing the route that he and Sid first did together in 1968, his introduction to cycling touring, although he found it tougher this time around.

“There were a lot more hills than I remembered,” he said. “They seem to get steeper the older you get. The first day I found incredibly hard as it was 90-miles and nine major climbs.

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