September 29th, 2016

Man in Lycra pedals his way to a fantastic total for Primrose

Man in Lycra pedals his way to a fantastic total for Primrose Man in Lycra pedals his way to a fantastic total for Primrose

MAN in Lycra completed a ‘Tower to Tower’ challenge raising funds for Primrose Hospice.

The hospice had a visit on the (September 4) from their supporter, cyclist and ‘Man in Lycra, Richard Marsh, dropping off a donation of £140, fund-raising his total to nearly £1,350.

Richard set off with 16 other cyclists on the London to Paris ‘Tower to Tower’ challenge.

The four day journey took them through South East England, North East France and into Paris which was mentally and physically challenging.

On the first day (July 3) Richard and his team departed from the Guildhall being released by the Lord Mayor of London.

Day two the team crossed from Dover to Dunkirk and then travelled to Valenciennes.

The ‘Men in Lycra’ on the third day encountered challenging terrain all in the boiling heat, after 90 miles the team arrived into Soissons.

On the final day the team headed to Paris in 30 degree heat and at 7pm they were greeted by their friends and family at the Eiffel Tower.

Richard Marsh also know as the ‘Man in Lycra’ said: “The opportunity to raise some money for a very worthy charity, the Primrose Hospice, is a great bonus.

“The nurses based there helped look after my mother as she suffered with terminal cancer”

He is raising money in memory of his mum Maureen Marsh. There are photos available to see of the team and their adventures at www.meninlycra.co.uk.

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