Jules puts his foot down to raise funds on Olympic cycle

Spurred on by the thought of his step-daughter’s bravery as she fought a brain tumour, Jules Mumford completed a 100-mile cycle ride.

If that was not achievement enough, the 40-year-old, from Lionel Hurst Close in Great Cornard, also raised £1,400 for the critical care unit which saved the life of Lysette Taylor.

Along with thousands of others, Jules took part in Ride London on Sunday and followed the 100-mile cycle from the capital to Surrey and back on the same route as last year’s Olympic race.

“It was a fantastic day and one of the best things I have ever done in sport,” said Jules, who manages Long Melford Football Club and is a member of Sudbury Cycle Club.

“I finished in five hours and eight minutes and was very happy with that. There was a very fast pace and it was a brilliant occasion.”

Jules entered the race to raise money for the neurological critical care unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The surgeons there removed a brain tumour the size of an orange from his step-daughter Lysette, 22, last August, and she made a full recovery.