Cyclists ride 160 miles in three days for charity

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FOUR cyclists from the Daventry area succeeded in their 160-mile challenge.

Richard Golding from Staverton, Nathaniel Carter and Jack Pearson from Daventry, plus Chris Peel from Badby cycled 160-miles from Daventry to Bournemouth in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on August 26 to 28.

The team raised almost £2,000 for the cause.

Richard Golding said: “We wanted a challenge but we didn’t want to bite off more than we could chew.

“We all felt very proud. It wasn’t a massive impossible task but we were really pleased that we did it.”

The team trained beforehand by cycling to Banbury and doing a boot camp session in Long Buckby.

Richard said: “It was a lot more difficult than we had anticipated because there were lots of hills and plenty of getting lost but it went well.”

Many members of the team have family and friends who have been personally affected by cancer which made the challenge all the more important.