Clevedon cyclist killed by pothole council had failed to repair, despite police warning

Martyn UzzellThe widow of a Clevedon cyclist killed after hitting a pothole is to sue a council which failed to repair it, despite a warning from police.

Martyn Uzzell, who was 51, was on a Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cycle ride with two friends when he hit a 10cm (4in) deep pothole on the A65 at Giggleswick, North Yorkshire and was thrown into the path of a VW Golf driving behind him. The driver of the car, travelling at about 50mph and only a car’s length away from the group, was unable to avoid Mr Uzzell, who died instantly of severe head injuries.

Read it on Bristol Post website.

Baby’s plight inspires Mike to get on his bike and join first fundraiser

A BABY’S diagnosis of cystic fibrosis has inspired her father to do his first fundraising event – cycling the length of the country.

Mike Smith took 12 days to cycle from John o’Groats to Land’s End, joined by six friends for the final 60-mile leg from Bodmin.

Read it on This is Cornwall website.

Charity cyclist has bike stolen in Shrewsbury

A Land’s End to John O’Groats charity cyclist raising money for terminally ill children has had his top-of-the-range bike stolen by thieves in Shrewsbury.

The county man, who has not been named, was in the middle of completing the 600-mile cycle ride when the thieves struck.

Read it on the Shropshire Star website.

Cycling duo come to the rescue of Angmering pupils

A GLIMMER of hope is on the horizon for concerned disabled students at The Angmering School as a cycling-mad duo have pledged their support.

Competitive youngsters at the school’s Lavinia Norfolk Centre feared that, due to mounting costs, they would not be able to make the annual Stoke Mandeville Games national sporting competition for disabled students, this year.

Read it on the Littlehampton Gazette website.

John O’Groats to Land’s End trip took two weeks

Two friends from Otley are celebrating completing a ‘top to bottom’ UK cycling challenge.

Twenty-two-year-old Roy Wood, supported by driver and navigator Ben Wilson, took just two weeks to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on Wharfedale Observer website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/top2bottom2011.


Cycle of life

A FATHER and daughter from Queensferry have raised a bumper sum for a cancer charity after undertaking to cycle the length and breadth of Great Britain.

Sixty-three year old Bob Henry and daughter Jane (39) cycled the 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End last month to raise over £3000 for Maggie’s Caring Centre in Edinburgh, the cancer charity which helps sufferers and their families live with cancer.

Read it on Queensferry Gazette website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/jane-henry.

Workers set to cycle the length of the country in End to End challenge

Workers from a building maintenance firm are parking up their vans and getting on two wheels to help three local charities.

Employees from Kier Sheffield, based on Manor Lane, are holding a follow-up event to a ride from Sheffield to Cleethorpes in 2009 and a sponsored coast-to-coast bike ride last year.

This time they are cycling almost 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on The Star website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/teams/KierE2EChallenge.

Hightown’s Les Holmes to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and back again – on an old postman’s bike

HIGHTOWN fund-raiser Les Holmes is in training for a 2,000-mile charity challenge to raise money for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Les, who is celebrating his 70th birthday this year, has undertaken 30 years of fund-raising for various charities including Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

In July he will be taking a 28-day trip pedalling from Land’s End to John O’Groats – and then back again – on an old postman’s bike with just three gears.

Read it on the Crosby Herald website.

Make a donation:  www.justgiving.com/clatterbridgebikeride.

Young aircraft handler from Watford takes to his bike for Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

A young Royal Navy aircraft handler from Watford is preparing to cycle the length of Great Britain for charity next week.

Stephen Jennings, 20, will be covering 100 miles-a-day, for ten days, as he takes part in the gruelling ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Read it on the Watford Observer website.

Make a donation:  uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/celticcadence.

Westbury cyclist’s charity trek to mark 50th birthday

Cyclist Julian Dagger, who is approaching his half-century, is hoping to ride from John O’Groats to Lands End this month in memory of his late mother and a dear friend.

Mr Dagger, 49, of The Butts, Westbury, has always wanted to attempt the epic cycle, and was inspired by the loss of family friend Derek New last year to a stroke.

Read it on the Wiltshire website.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/julian-dagger.

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