Epic ride in mem­ory of late wife

Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

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

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