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Haverhill cyclist’s 100-mile charity journey

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A cyclist has tackled a gruelling, 100-mile, cycle ride to help raise money for a local hospice.

Barry Pashler, 61, from Haverhill, took part in the London 100 Miles race on Sunday, August 2.

Mr Pashler rode the race in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care , a local charity which looks after people with life limiting illnesses and offers support too family, friends and others affected by the disease.

Their multi- disciplinary team includes doctors, nurses and consultants, as well as speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

The total amount raised has not yet been calculated, but Mr Pashler thinks he could have raised up to £700 for the charity.

“It was a great experience,” said Mr Pashler. “The weather was really good and I had a great time. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about taking part.”

The route departed London, taking in the hills of the Surrey countryside. Mr Pashler rode the 100 mile course in a respectable time, completing it in a little over five hours.

He completed his first London 100 Miles race in 2013.

Mr Pashler praised the work being done by the hospice and said he was pleased to help them in any way he could.

“The hospice needs to raise £11,000 per day,” he said. “Having had family and friends need their support I’m more than happy to spend a few hours of discomfort for the cause.

“They get very little funding and I’m happy to lend them my support.

“They really do do a great job. The work they do really helps a lot of people.

“I had fun and it means they can carry on doing what they do. It was a good opportunity to make a difference.”

Anyone wishing to help Mr Pashler raise money can donate to his cause online at https://www.justgiving.com/barry-pashler/

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