Mark's five-day cycle in aid of cancer charities

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 August 2015

stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.

stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.

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A dedicated fundraiser is spending five days on an exercise bike outside a café in Nailsea in memory of his sister.

stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.

Mark Vick, aged 43, began pedalling on Monday and is hoping to clock up more than 870 miles – the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Mark, from Greenfield Crescent in Nailsea, set himself the challenge to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West and has set up his exercise bike outside his sister Hazel Jarvis’ business, Café 119, in Station Road.

He said: “I lost my sister Caroline nine years ago in St Peter’s Hospice. It was hard but St Peter’s Hospice was there for us, they are amazing people.

“Since my sister’s death I have run many half marathons and one marathon, organised a charity disco and I am currently selling my own poems for the charity.

stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.stationary cycle for charity at café for St Peters Hospice.

“I am hoping to ride 174 miles a day from Monday to Friday and I have taken a week off work for this Road to Nowhere cycle.”

Nailsea Cycles has lent Mark some equipment for the challenge and Mark will be celebrating his 44th birthday tomorrow (Thursday) during the cycle.

The money he raises will be split between St Peter’s Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West.

Mark is hoping people will stop and sponsor him as they do their shopping in Nailsea.

He wants to raise £500 for the causes and is appealing for people to donate to the charities.

To sponsor Mark on his five-day cycle, visit www.justgiving.com/Mark-Vick2

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