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A PRO­FES­SOR cel­e­brated his 70th birth­day by cycling 1,000 miles around Ire­land rais­ing around £4,000 for char­ity.

David Brodie of Gold Hill North, Chal­font St Peter, took part in the mam­moth char­ity ride last month, tak­ing just over a fort­night to com­plete and fin­ish­ing on July 14. And what makes the feat of en­durance even more re­mark­able is that Prof Brodie had no sup­port dur­ing the ride, which he said ‘made life a bit dif­fi­cult’.

He had to live in a tent and rely on Ir­ish hospi­tal­ity along the way, of which he said: “The gen­eros­ity of the Ir­ish peo­ple is quite re­mark­able.” Rais­ing money for Shel­ter­box and An­thony Nolan, he said the ride went well de­spite the ap­palling weather.

“In spite of the weather it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said and added: “I’m pleased I did it.”

Prof Brodie said he had some ‘won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ences’ along the way, such as stay­ing in a Fran­cis­can Monastery, and added that while he has not thought of his next chal­lenge yet you ‘never say never’.

Visit www.justgiv­ing.com/DavidBrodieIre­landCy­cle to find out more.

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