75-year-old’s 2,000-mile ride for charity

Brian Rowson, 75, completed a gruelling 2,207.9 mile bike ride around England. He finished on June 2 raising �6.700 for BHF Mending Broken Hearts appeal as well as for Stowmarket Lions Club's funds for other charitable uses.
Brian Rowson, 75, completed a gruelling 2,207.9 mile bike ride around England. He finished on June 2 raising �6.700 for BHF Mending Broken Hearts appeal as well as for Stowmarket Lions Club's funds for other charitable uses.
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A 75-year-old cyclist from Harleston has completed a gruelling 2,000 mile bike ride around England.

Brian Rowson, a member of Stowmarket Lions, set off on April 17 – his 75th birthday – from Landguard Point in Felixtowe. From there he pedalled all around the English coast, covering a massive 2,207 miles across 24 counties, using 16 ferries in his 51-day ride. So far ,Brian has managed to raise £6,700 for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts appeal as well as for Stowmarket Lions Club’s funds for other charitable uses.

Brian said: “I had 40 days riding on my bike and another 11 days resting on my travels.

“But I was lucky, I only had six days in the rain – somehow I managed to miss it. I was struck by the generosity of the people I met on my journey, from busy cafés to laundrettes, people asked me what I was up to and the put their hands in their pockets to donate.”