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Pedal power boosts cancer charity

A Birmingham van centre manager raised hundreds of pounds for charity after completing in this year’s Christie’s Manchester to Blackpool bike ride.

Mark Woodhouse, from Birmingham, joined 2,750 cyclists for the annual Christie charity bike ride, raising over £300.

The Volkswagen Van Centre manager experienced unsettled weather and a broken front brake on the 62 mile course, which is aimed at generating funds to help the charity create a future without cancer.

The cycling challenge took Mark four hours to complete. Speaking of the event Mark said: “The whole event, although tough, was an amazing experience.

“There was an immense sense of achievement as I crossed the finishing line


“I’m more of a mountain bike rider so this was my first time on a road bike and I really have got the charity cycling bug.

“I plan to complete the bike ride again next year and I have given myself the goal of beating my time and doubling the money I raised for Christie’s.”