Monday, 23 October 2017

Cyclist raises £1,000 for cancer charity

A CYCLIST raised more than £1,000 for charity by riding almost 80 miles in a day.

A CYCLIST raised more than £1,000 for charity by riding almost 80 miles in a day.

Olly Nicholson, 45, of Blounts Court Road, Peppard Common, was raising money for Myeloma UK, which funds research into the rare bone cancer suffered by his friend Jez Mayo, of Wayside Green, Woodcote.

He was joined by Mr Mayo and his brother George on the third lap of the ride between Peppard, Stonor and Woodcote cricket clubs.

Mr Nicholson began at 6.30am and completed 78.6 miles in almost seven hours.

He said: “It was an amazing and challenging day’s cycling. The windy and wet weather made conditions very difficult and I needed to dry out between each lap. A very special thanks to my fellow cyclists who kindly joined me for a lap each despite the atrocious weather.”



He was joined by Ashley Agar, from Stoke Row, on lap one, Steve Alvey, from Sonning Common, on lap two and Will Nicholl, from Checkendon, as well as the Mayo brothers on lap three.

Mr Nicholson and Mr Mayo became friends while playing together at Stonor Cricket Club 20 years ago.

Mr Mayo, 45, has twice had stem cell treatment and is now in remission.



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