Epic ride in memory of late wife
A CYCLIST has taken part in a gruelling 100- mile challenge in memory of his late wife to raise money for charity.
Jonathan Harrison, from Haslingden, and known to his friends and family as Jof, competed in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 cycling event in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
Jof was one of more than 30,000 cyclists who started at the London ●● Olympic Village and ended on the Mall.
He rode in memory his late wife Sally who died from cancer in October 2010 at the age of 36.
The keen cyclist and skier had initially aimed to raise £ 600 but has now smashed his fundraising target with £ 4,617.59 for the charity.
Jof ’s father Martin said the London ride was 20 miles longer than any of his training rides and he completed it in six hours 45 minutes.
He said: “Jof was supported in London by his entire family, including his brother’s family who travelled over from their home in Norway.
“The family are extremely proud of Jof ’s achievement.
“He raised the highest amount by some margin from among those who rode for Breast Cancer Care.”
Jonathan Harrison at the end of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100