Cycling for the hospice

Thursday 24th January 2008 12:00 am

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TWO former Kelly College students are to undertake their toughest challenge so far — cycling from Cornwall to the Portuguese Algarve for charity. University students Michael Yeomans and Matt Parnall will cycle the 1,250 miles through four countries this June, in aid of Children's Hospice South West. The pair have completed numerous endurance events, such as the London marathon and the Devizes to Westminster Kayak Marathon, and are now setting about completing this difficult challenge. They will cycle from Launceston through France, the Pyrenees and Spain to the most southern coast of Portugal — taking around three weeks to complete. Michael said: 'We both live in the South West and hope to be able to raise some money for a local charity where we can make a real difference. 'We are aiming to involve as many people and organisations as we can in order to truly maximise the potential of this endeavour.' Anyone who would like to donate or get involved with this event visit"> where the relevant links, their itinerary and contact details can be found. All donations to the cycle challenge will qualify for Gift Aid, which adds an extra 28% from tax, enabling the charity to make the most of every penny pledged.

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