Pedal power

Duo get on their bikes to help can­cer char­ity

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APAIR of cy­clists will be jump­ing in the sad­dle to raise money for char­ity.

Eric Ful­ham and Hannah Daw­son, who both work at the Squire Knott pub in Old­ham town cen­tre, are plan­ning to ride 200 miles all the way to Wat­ford.

Their ef­forts hope to raise money for chil­dren’s can­cer char­ity CLIC Sar­gent – this year’s cho­sen char­ity for their em­ploy­ers at JD Weather­spoons.

Kitchen manager Eric, who came up with the idea, said: “Nei­ther of us have done any­thing like this be­fore but we wanted to do what­ever we could for the char­ity. We’ll be cy­cling from the Squire Knott to our head of­fice in Wat­ford.

“I haven’t started train­ing yet and I’m quite ner­vous but I cy­cle to work a cou­ple of times a week.

“This will be a bit fur­ther than cy­cling to Old­ham from Duk­in­field but I’ll give it a go.”

The duo will be leav­ing Old­ham on July 18 and cy­cle over three days.

Bar shift manager Hannah Daw­son, who lives in Moor­side, added: “It was all Eric’s idea and we were talk­ing about it when I said I would join him.

“We’ve been try­ing to do some­thing big and thought this would be per­fect. I can’t wait and have started train­ing but Eric’s leav­ing him­self a bit short.

“I’ve done char­ity events be­fore in­clud­ing a 20 mile walk and a bungee jump but never a bike ride.

“I used to teach peo­ple to ride bikes but I haven’t rode prop­erly since I was a child so it’s nice to get back in the sad­dle.

“It’s go­ing to be a big chal­lenge but worth­while for the cause.”

Eric and Hannah are hop­ing to raise Dona­tions can be made on­line at just­giv­­nah­daw­son25.

Hannah Daw­son and Eric Ful­ham are get­ting ready for their char­ity bike ride to Wat­ford

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