Health workers prepare for London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride

Four health workers are preparing for a gruelling 54-mile charity bike ride from London to Brighton to raise vital money for heart research.
Staff Nurse Richard Brindley, 28, and Health Care Assistant Peter Avery, 27, both based on Ward 6 at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, will take part in the British Heart Foundation event on 16 June. They will be joined by Fiona Smith, 46, from Edgmond near Newport, and Jan Stuart, 47, from Pontesbury near Shrewsbury. Fiona is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Jan is a Diabetes Administrator, both with Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.
All four are in training for the ride, which will see them joined by Richard’s dad Graham, 57, and from Coven in Staffordshire.
Peter, from Newport, said: “When I was younger I used to do a bit of fundraising for the British Heart Foundation and this event has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I mentioned to Richard and he said he would also like to take part and the group has grown from there. Taking part in the event for the British Heart Foundation has added meaning as we work on a cardiology ward.”

Richard, from Ironbridge, said: “Our aim as a team is to raise £500. It will be great to be part of a big event and a fantastic experience to cycle from London to Brighton. It will also be an achievement to complete the ride and it is great to know that we are raising money for such a good cause.”
To sponsor Peter visit www.justgiving.com/peter-avery, Richard visit the page www.justgiving.com/richard-brindley, and for Jan and Fiona visit www.justgiving.com/Fionasmith211
The London to Brighton Bike Ride is the British Heart Foundation’s flagship fundraising event and the charity describes it as the “largest charity bike ride in Europe”. The 54-mile journey takes entrants from the bustling capital through breathtaking country lanes to the finish line at Brighton’s famous seafront.

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