Pair plan Ire­land pedal for char­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

AN IN­TREPID duo are poised to take on a 400-mile cy­cling chal­lenge for char­ity.

Spald­ing-based Tim Lang­ford (46) and Chris Peel (41) plan to cy­cle around North­ern Ire­land to raise vi­tal funds for Parkin­son’s UK.

The two friends de­cided to take on a four-day cy­cling chal­lenge in mem­ory of Tim’s fa­ther-in-law, Jim Rut­ledge. The tour will start on June 2.

Jim, who lived in Belfast, passed away age 77 just be­fore Christ­mas last year. He lived with Parkin­son’s for 10 years.

Mr Lang­ford said: “Jim was an in­spi­ra­tion and a plea­sure to know. He rarely com­plained so it usu­ally wasn’t ob­vi­ous how much he suf­fered.

“If we can help oth­ers in a small way by rais­ing some money and aware­ness of Parkin­son’s in his mem­ory we are more than happy to do so.”

Paul Jack­son-clark, di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing at Parkin­son’s UK, said: “Tak­ing part in a cy­cling chal­lenge is a fan­tas­tic way to raise vi­tal funds to sup­port our work.”

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