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Bamber Bridge man is cycling LEJOG in memory of his friends

Posted on - 25th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Charities, People
Paul Stobbs starting the ride from Land’s End

A Preston man in taking on the ultimate cycling challenge in memory of his friends.

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Paul Stobbs, 47, is cycling from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in the hope of fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts and to make a difference to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

Paul’s challenge comes after his high school friend Pete Gebruers passed away three years ago following a brain tumour.

He is also cycling in memory of Jenny Machin who used to be a member of his form in the school where he works.

Jenny sadly passed away from a brain tumour at 19-years-old.

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Starting the challenge on Sunday 22 July, Paul, from Bamber Bridge, is cycling by himself and is being supported along the way by his family travelling in a motor home.

Hoping to complete the route in 12 days, he is determined to take on the challenge and raise as much money possible.

He said: “I’ve not found it too bad at the moment. It’s more of a mental challenge. The first day was tough, I did 100 miles. I’m on a rest day at the moment but I’m excited to start up again and put some more miles in it.”

With a target of £1000, Paul has already raised an impressive £530.

You can donate to Paul’s Just Giving page here.

Have you been involved in any charities recently? What have you been doing? Let us know in the comments below

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