Friends of Congresbury man who cycled to Lancaster raised almost £15,000

PUBLISHED: 18:00 24 September 2019

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days

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Family and friends of the Congresbury man who died unexpectedly raised nearly £15,000 after cycling 300 miles.

Ride for Rik cyclists took on 300 mile journeyRide for Rik cyclists took on 300 mile journey

The planned cycle for Richard Turley from his home in Congresbury to Lancaster, saw 14 of his close friends take on the three day challenge.

His widow, Jane Turley, hosted a barbecue before the cyclists left for Lancaster.

They managed to raise £14,777.96, which will go towards St John's Hospice, in Lancaster, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Organiser of the trip, Karen Martyn-Jones said it was an emotional trip for the friends and family.

Friends of Congresbury man who died suddenly raised £13,000 for charityFriends of Congresbury man who died suddenly raised £13,000 for charity

She said: "His children and wife waved us off as we left their home Congresbury.

"This was something Rik would have loved to do with his friends.

"It was an emotional few days and especially when we reached the end of the journey at the hospice where we met his mum."

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