Leicester Mercury

150 miles ridden for a farmers aid charity


CYCLIST Peter Hardy has completed a ride of 150 miles in two days to help raise awareness of and money for the Farming Community Network (FCN).

The national charity supports farmers experienci­ng hardship.

The ride was part of FCN’s Big 25, a celebratio­n of the charity’s 25th anniversar­y.

Peter, FCN regional director for the Midlands, covered about 25 miles in each of the Midlands counties he is responsibl­e for – Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordsh­ire, Derbyshire, Nottingham­shire and ending at Melton Livestock Market.

He said: “Farmers are key workers who have helped keep the country running.

“Covid-19 has reminded the nation that we rely on our farmers to put food on the table.

“By cycling across the Midlands as part of FCN’s Big 25, I hope to raise awareness of the many ways in which FCN supports farming communites during challengin­g times.”

To support Peter, go to:

justgiving.com/campaign/fcnbig25 For more about the charity, see:

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