Saturday, 24 June 2017

Cyclist hits his peak

A SOLICITOR from Henley overtook more than 40 cyclists on expensive carbon bikes on his way to conquering the hardest climb on the Tour de France route on a bicycle from the Seventies.

Matt Richardson, 47, tackled the Mont Ventoux climb on Friday, May 9, on a Raleigh Chopper.

He began in the village of Bedoin and completed the ascent in two hours and 10 minutes.

Mr Richardson, of Deanfield Avenue, has raised almost £4,000 for Leuka, which supports research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers.

He also received support on Twitter from Olympic gold medal rowers James Cracknell and Matthew Pinsent, whom he raced against at the 2002 Royal Regatta in a pair.

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