On their bikes for charities
Staff at Cutting Edge hairdressers in Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds, chose a stationery bike for their 277 mile ride which raised £1,800 for the kidney and mouth cancer charities. Owners Lorraine Anderson and Julie Wiseman had friends who had suffered from the cancers.
Lorraine said: “We thought the best thing was to do something in the salon so more people would see us. We got some of the customers to pop on.”
Three staff at car dealership Cecil & Larter decided to mark its 90th birthday by cycling the 90 miles from its Bury showrooms to Felixstowe and back on July 20 to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.
Robert Cocksedge had suggested to fellow cyclists Darren Bugg and Neil Ockmore that they ride to Felixstowe, but they never got round to it. They then decided it would be a way to mark the anniversary and support the charity which has helped a colleague.
Darren said: “All three of us would cycle ten times as far if it makes a difference.”
In 2015 Neil Maxwell from Chalk Road North, Bury, cycled the East Anglian coast to raise money for the William’s Syndrome Trust because his son Seth, five, has the rare condition, which causes learning difficulties.
This time he has teamed up with Dave Limb from Newark, whose 16-year-old son was diagnosed with it 18 months ago.
Neil said: “After the last challenge I was thinking I should set my sights on something bigger and this has taken off.”
They will cycle the 400 miles from Lowestoft to St David’s Head, Wales, between September 8 and 11. Several companies are backing them with logistical help and equipment to ensure the maximum cash goes to the charity.
You can donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wsfcycle