Cyclists raise thousands for SADS UK

MORE than �12,000 has been raised for charity by the family and friends of a Portishead dad who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

Father-of-two Michael Hurst died unexpectedly on March 3 last year at the age of 31 and since his death his loved ones have been trying to raise awareness of the syndrome also known as Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)

From Thursday to Saturday, a team of fundraisers cycled for 120 miles from Coventry, where Michael grew up, to Portishead to collect cash for the charity SADS UK.

A total of 24 people took part in the challenge, either taking on the whole distance or cycling certain sections, and they arrived at Clarence House in High Street on Saturday for a fun day to raise even more money through activities including an auction and a raffle.

Michael’s sister-in-law Ruth Garrett said: “It went really well and the cyclists did brilliantly.”

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As a result of the efforts of Michael’s friends and family more than �12,000 has now been raised for SADS UK and there is still more sponsorship money to collect.

* Anyone who still wishes to donate can visit the fundraising page at

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