COUPLE RELY ON PEDAL POWER TO HELP THE HOSPICE

29 April 2014

A COUPLE have cycled from Birmingham to Wigan in order to raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

COUPLE RELY ON PEDAL POWER TO HELP THE HOSPICE

Photo: Chloe and Andrew set off on their journey

Chloe Riley, 22, and Andrew Brooke, 24, pedalled 110 miles from the city where they live to Chloe's hometown in memory of her uncle Neil Redmond who was cared for by the Hospice in Kildare Street.

The couple cycled along canals from Birmingham to Wolverhampton and Stafford then took to the roads to reach Stoke on Trent where they spent the night.

The next morning they cycled from Stoke to Northwich and up to Warrington before finally arriving at the Hospice.

Student Chloe, who is in her final year at the Birmingham School of Acting, and Andrew, who has just been accepted as a PCSO with West Midlands Police, have raised £500 between them and money is still coming in.

Chloe said: "My uncle had melanoma and was admitted to the Hospice where he died two years ago. The Hospice provided a peaceful place for him and for our family so since then myself and a few others from the family have been fundraising.

"We had fantastic weather for the ride and we both really enjoyed it although we did get lost around Northwich so it ended up taking us a lot longer than we thought. I'm really pleased we managed to raise so much for such a worthwhile cause."

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