St Nicholas to St Nicholas

ALL SET: From left, Christopher Sampson, support van driver David Jewel and Adrian Copsey, who will cycle 300 miles in three days for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
ALL SET: From left, Christopher Sampson, support van driver David Jewel and Adrian Copsey, who will cycle 300 miles in three days for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

A GREAT CORNARD man is raising money for his dying sister-in-law by cycling more than 300 miles.

Adrian Copsey, of Eldred Drive, is preparing to tackle the three-day trek in May from the town of St Nicholas in Pembrokeshire to St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds.

He will be joined by his friend Christopher Sampson, from Glemsford.

Adrian said he was inspired to raise money after his sister-in-law Amanda Wade, from Great Cornard, was treated at the hospice following her terminal diagnosis in April.

“My 11-year-old son cycled Peddars Way last year, which is 50 miles off-road, and raised £180, so we thought it was time we got off our backsides,” said Adrian.

“Nearly everybody knows someone who has been at the hospice or had help from it – and it needs lots of money, so we wanted to help.”

The pair will begin their ride in May, pedalling 100 miles per day for three days through Hereford and Milton Keynes before reaching the hospice.

They are currently seeking sponsorship and have had a support vehicle donated by Lavenham firm Howlett Leasing.