Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Hold The Front Page!

On February 16th I was featured in the local paper "The Observer". It read as follows...

"A man from Sawbridgeworth is training for an epic cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for a cancer hospice.

Self-employed grain broker Steven Butler, 39, is hoping to cover the 1,000 mile distance is just 12 days in May and is hoping for thousands of pounds in sponsorship for the St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood.

He is undertaking the demanding feat with friend Mark Cox, 28, a chef at a residential care home who lives in Church Langley, Harlow.

Mr Butler said he was riding in memory of his friend Phil Evans, who was cared for at the hospice whilst dying of bowel cancer and spoke highly of his treatment.

The duo plan to cycle up the western side of Britain, across some of the country's most difficult terrain. Mr Butler, who lives in Parkway with wife, Kim, and children, Jack, nine, and Emily, six, said he was already training hard.

Formerly a keen runner, he has completed the London Marathon four times, but said he was forced to switch to cycling after a knee operation. He was approaching the mammoth bike ride with the same mindset, he said.

Anyone wishing to support the pair can visit for more information or call Julie North at St Clare Hospice on 01279 773753."


At 11:38 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Self employed grain broker, when do you do this then, at weekends !!


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