Cycle ride in memory of killed friend raises thousands for RNLI

PUBLISHED: 09:50 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 19 February 2018

Pete Hancock handing over the cheque to RNLI Portishead.

Pete Hancock handing over the cheque to RNLI Portishead.

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Thousands of pounds have been handed over to a Portishead charity after a mammoth cycle ride.

Pete Hancock was one of a number of riders who cycled from London to Swansea to raise money for RNLI Portishead.

He was riding in memory of friend and colleague Kevin Jackman who died in an accident at Avonmouth Docks in December 2015.

Due to their love of football, the group of six rode from West Ham United’s London Stadium to Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium.

The sponsored journey – of more than 230 miles – was completed in October and a cheque for the cash raised has now been handed over.

Pete said: “Our thanks go to Monsoon Marketing who supplied all our shirts for the bike ride.

“Personally I was thrilled to be able to hand over a cheque for £2,020 – that is double what we set out to achieve. It will go to life’s genuine heroes who risk there own lives for the safety of others regularly.”

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