Mums complete gruelling charity night ride

FLOODS, diversions, strong winds and lashing rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of two cycling-mad mums raising money for a hospital charity.

Troy Gale, from Kenn, and Bernie Pagon from Yatton, completed the gruelling Bristol Night Ride despite adverse weather conditions, raising �500 for the Above and Beyond fund, which supports nine central Bristol hospitals.

The pair, who usually train using spinning bikes at The Club, at Cadbury House, in Congresbury, said the ‘awful conditions had pushed them to the limit’ but their ‘fitness levels carried them through to the finish’.

Troy said: “The rain and wind meant the route had to be changed because of flooding but we found our way back to Blaise Castle, in Bristol, safely.

“We knew it was going to be hard and we are delighted to have completed the challenge.


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“My cycling buddy Bernie, who was in the GB canoe team, came into her own and encouraged me on no end.”

The girls kicked off their fundraising efforts with a gruelling 100km sponsored spin at The Club last month.

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Anyone who would like to support their fundraising efforts can log onto www.justgiving.com/TroyandBernie

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