It’s bon voyage for cyclists

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AN ESTATE agent from Clare is swapping property for pedal power as he prepares to cycle 1,000 miles for charity.

Nick Mills, from David Burr on Market Hill, Clare, will ride from Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, to Toulon in the south of France in just nine days to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

He will be joined by friends Ian Lewis and Richard Youngman, as they aim to raise money for the hospice where Mr Lewis’ late father, Mick, was cared for two years ago.

Mr Mills said: “We started cycling last year and within about a month we decided we should do something a bit more adventurous. We have probably gone a bit too adventurous for our first time.”

The hospice, which cares for people with advanced illnesses, costs £6.6million a year to run.

“Our target was £6,000 and we are currently at £8,300, so now we’ve set a new target of £10,000,” said Mr Mills.

“It is really hard to train for 100 miles per day – you physically can’t do it with six days a week at work and family life, but we are as prepared as we can be.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/finboroughtofrance.