Central England Co-op septuagenarian cycling Leicestershire in aid of Cancer Research

A colleague from a Leicestershire funeral home is saddling up for a 300-mile challenge this September to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

Colin Moulds, from Melton Mowbray, who works at Richard Barnes Funeral Services in Wilton Road is aiming to bike 300 miles over the month in memory of his wife. He is aiming to complete 10 miles every day, completing the challenge on his 76th birthday on 30 September.

Colin said: “I lost my wife Pauline to pancreatic cancer three years ago and I know several friends who have had cancer, so in these difficult times I decided to take on the challenge to raise vital funds for Cancer Research.”

Colin is a keen cyclist, likes to keep fit and already bikes the short distance to work each day, but it will be an extra challenge to complete the 300-mile goal. He aims to raise as much money as possible with the help of public support. Anyone who would like to help Colin raise vital funds for this great cause in the Cycle 300 challenge can make a donation at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/colins-cycle-300-fundraising-page-39

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Picture caption: Colin Moulds who works at Richard Barnes Funeral Service in Melton Mowbray, will be cycling 300 miles in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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