Cyclists aim to raise £20k

Cyclists celebrate completing their sponsored challenge to raise money for defibrillators in Portis

Cyclists celebrate completing their sponsored challenge to raise money for defibrillators in Portishead. - Credit: Archant

A TEAM of 30 cyclists, striving to raise money for vital lifesaving equipment, has cycled 255 miles from Portishead to Land’s End.

As part of the Heart Restart Challenge, the cyclists are raising money to help the Lions Club of Portishead install public access defibrillators in and around the town.

Simon Robertson, who organised the sponsored cycle, said: “We had a brilliant time. It was two-and-a-half days of hard cycling which included several punctures, very tired limbs and saddle sores.”

The participants are hoping to raise £20,000 for the life-saving equipment. To support the cause visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/HeartRestartChallenge

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter