Doctor raises money for Daventry charity

Dr Matthew Davies
Dr Matthew Davies

A doctor who works at a surgery in Daventry has raised thousands of pounds for charity after completing a cycle ride of around 900 miles.

Dr Matthew Davies, who works at the Abbey House Surgery in Golding Close, cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats.

He has raised around £2,500 for the charity gym Reach for Health. He joined around 800 riders in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain event.

Dr Davies, who cycled from September 6-14, said: “I have never done anything like this before. I didn’t even own a road bike until October last year so it was very different.

“I turned 50 last year and wanted to do something different.

“I have also heard from Reach for Health and some of the amazing work that they carry out so was very happy to raise the funds which will benefit the local community.

“It was a fantastic experience, I am really glad to have done it. I am planning another event in the future but perhaps something that requires less camping this time.”

A final total has yet to be revealed but is set to be in the region of £2,500.

The money will be used to purchase some specialist hydraulic equipment which will aid people in their rehabilitation.

Jo Davis, from the gym, said: “The money will make a big difference.

“It is great that Dr Davies is an advocate of us. I know he always speaks very highly of us and the work that we do and to have that level of support from a GP in the town means a lot to all of the staff that work here and the efforts we undertake.

Anyone looking to donate money to Dr Davies can do so by visiting the Abbey House Surgery.

Alternatively they can donate by searching for him on mydonate.bt.com.