100 miles is no rough ride

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Just three months af­ter he started rid­ing road bikes, cy­clist Ce­lio Silva spent six hours 26 min­utes com­plet­ing the 100 mile Pru­den­tial RideLon­don-Sur­rey 100.

Ce­lio, of Thorn­leigh Drive, Or­ton Longueville, was part of a team which raised £25,000 for Menin­gi­tis Now. The bike ride was par­tic­u­larly emo­tive for Ce­lio as his cousin’s new­born daugh­ter passed away from bac­te­rial menin­gi­tis last year. He said: “If she had been through proper im­mu­ni­sa­tion to pre­vent menin­gi­tis, per­haps she would still be here to­day.” On the ride it­self, he added: “The early race start didn’t stop peo­ple from go­ing out on their doorsteps in dress­ing gowns to cheer us on. That was one of my high­est mo­ments, be­ing part of the Olympic legacy spirit.” To do­nate, visit: http:// www.vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/Ce­lioSilva.

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