Pedal power boost for charity

ON THE ROAD: From left. Cliff and Angela Self and their friend Mick Packer are gearing up for a 500-mile charity cycle ride.

ON THE ROAD: From left. Cliff and Angela Self and their friend Mick Packer are gearing up for a 500-mile charity cycle ride.

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THREE people from Acton are saddling up for a gruelling ride to North Wales and back for charity.

Angela Self, her husband Cliff and their friend Mick Packer will set off from their home village on May 12 on a 500-mile journey to Llangollen in North Wales and back.

They will be joined by Mrs Self’s nephew Charlie, as they attempt the route which culminates in a six-mile climb up a mountain known as Horseshoe Pass to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Mrs Self, who works in Lavenham Pharmacy, said: “We do a few 20-mile rides and the furthest we have done is 179 miles in two days, but this is a big challenge for us all.

“I decided to do this as my cousin Heather Street from Stansted lost her battle with cancer, aged just 52, about a year ago,” said Mrs Self.

The group is hoping to complete the 500 miles in about a week and aim to raise £2,000 in the process.

They will be accompanied by Mr Self’s brother, Martin, who is driving the group’s support vehicle, borrowed from Mr Packer’s neighbour, Rob Addison.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/angela-self or go to Lavenham Pharmacy.

You can also follow their progress online at www.mcacsponsoredbikeride.blogspot.co.uk.