Boost for Pedal 4 Parkinsons riders

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WHILE two Spalding cyclists were taking on a gruelling 400-mile ride round Northern Ireland their friends back home were joining in with the fundraising.

Tim Langford and Chris Peel took on the mammoth challenge to raise cash for Parkinson’s UK in memory of Tim’s father-in-law Jim Rutledge, who died, aged 77, as a result of the disease just before Christmas.

While the pair were away staff at The Fisherman’s Arms at Pode Hole held a fun day and barbecue and have added the proceeds to their fundraising total.

Tim said: “The day raised an amazing £1,150.

“To say we were delighted was an understatement.”

The event was sponsored by Chandlers Oil and Gas and Rodders Draincare Services.

Tim and Chris started their ride from Jim’s home in Belfast on June 2 and passed by his childhood home in County Monaghan before finishing on June 5 back in Belfast.

The ride was the pinnacle of a year of fundraising by the duo, who started in February with a leg wax and in March completed a static cycle ride at Crowland Garden Centre

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