Man to embark on 354-mile charity bike ride

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Cycling enthusiast Nigel Hunter is to take on a mammoth bike challenge to raise money for an air ambulance charity.

Mr Hunter, 51, will undertake a gruelling 354-mile cycle ride over two days to raise money for the Derbyshire Leicester & Rutland Air Ambulance, which covers the Ripley and Heanor area.

He said: “Hopefully everything will go to plan and we will raise enough to pay for one of the Air Ambulances’ life saving missions.”

The ride will be on Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, starting at Comrie in Perthshire, then travel through hilly terrain in Scotland and England before arriving at Mr Hunter’s work place the Breadsall Priory Hotel, Moor Road, near Morley. Fundraising manager, Richard Oliver said: “Nigel is one of our incredible volunteers. I am sure he will receive a lot of support and will help to keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives across Derbyshire.”

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