Matt's 200km pedal around Lake District for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 September 2019 | UPDATED: 07:55 27 September 2019

Matt cycled 200km round some of the toughest terrain in the UK.

Matt cycled 200km round some of the toughest terrain in the UK.

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A cricketer from Nailsea has completed a gruelling cycling challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK to fund its 'incredible work'.

Matt Hildrew cycled 200km around the Lake District with his kit and camping gear on his back.

He took on the Lakeland 200 route to raise money for a charity which has helped his family and friends.

He said: "In recent years both my parents have had their own individual battles with cancer and been lucky enough to beat it, and in large part because of the incredible work of charities like Cancer Research UK and others like it in finding ways to treat, cure and prevent this horrible disease.

"However, the fight against cancer is unrelenting. Three years ago we lost my cousin and last year a school friend.

"I hope to do a small part in helping Cancer Research UK continue its work to find ways to prevent and cure cancer."

You can still sponsor Matt at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matt-hildrew-lakeland-200

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