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LONG distance charity cyclists Susan Saunders and Maurice Allen arrived in Shoreham on Wednesday.

They were greeted by fellow members of Adur East Lions Club as they crossed Adur Ferry Bridge.

The pair set off from St Austell on April 22 and will end their ride in Dover on Saturday.

During the 45-mile leg to their home town, they stopped off to greet friends and supporters at Sea Lane Café in Goring on Wednesday afternoon, then continued to Shoreham, where the Lions cheered and clapped as they cycled over the bridge at 4pm.

The pair are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA), a charity which helps to tackle blood cancers, by the end of the ride.

Susan said: “We have had support from other Lions all the way. I have enjoyed it but I am rather sore!”

Maurice said they had been given a bed for the night at various Lions’ houses along the route and a lot of support in St Austell at the start.

“We have had a really great time,” he added. “It has been a great experience and we have met some really nice people.

“Luckily, we have had no mechanical problems so far, no punctures. We had a bit of rain and got a bit wet one day but mostly it has been good weather.”

The 420-mile trip over 12 days is the longest charity cycle yet for the pair, who have previously pedalled for Hounds for Heroes.

Reade more in the Shoreham Herald next week.




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