Saddle-sore pair smash hospice cash target

TWO friends who cycled more than 300 miles for St Nicholas Hospice Care have beaten their fundraising target by more than £1,000.

Adrian Copsey, from Great Cornard, and Christopher Sampson, from Glemsford, rode from St Nicholas in Pembrokeshire to the Bury St Edmunds-based hospice in three days, clocking up 310 miles and raising more than £3,000.

“It went really well,” said Mr Sampson. “The only disaster we had was the support van breaking down on the last day.

“But we kept on cycling and only had one puncture seven miles from the hospice. We did well but are a bit sore now.”

The pair were inspired to ride as a thankyou for the care given to Mr Copsey’s sister-in-law Amanda Wade, from Great Cornard, following her terminal cancer diagnosis in April last year, but have since smashed their target.

“To raise £3,000 when people have got no money at the moment makes me feel very humble,” said Mr Copsey. “Everyone has given more than we thought they would and it inspires you to do something bigger, better and longer in the future.”

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