Friday, 24 September 2021

Cyclists raise £2,000 for hospice

TWO men from Henley cycled home from Graz in Austria and raised almost £2,000 for the

TWO men from Henley cycled home from Graz in Austria and raised almost £2,000 for the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

Aidan Boyd-Thorpe and Alexander Nicolai completed the 2,111km ride in 22 days with two rest days.

They carried all the equipment they needed and camped out along the way.

The pair chose the charity in memory of Mr Boyd-Thorpe’s aunt who was cared for at the hospice during her final years.

He said: “She died of cancer in 2007 but received care from the hospice for three or four years.



“It’s always good to do something to help other people and there are a lot of others in the same situation.”

Mr Nicolai said: “We wanted to go away but it had to be something on a budget as we had spent all our money while at university.”

The pair started their ride in Graz because Mr Boyd-Thorpe’s girlfriend lives there.

Their route took them through Germany, Belgium and France before crossing the Channel back to the UK.

Mr Nicolai said: “The best bit was being outdoors. At times we were really wet and miserable but we kept singing and cycling. We really challenged ourselves and it was great to do something together.”



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