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Will and Peter hoping for an explosive start to their cycling challenge

FRIENDS Will Gaunt and Peter Linley are hoping their fundraising goes off with a bang as they embark on a major cycling adventure on Bonfire Night!


Will and Jack have chosen November 5 as the day they set off on a 375 mile bike ride from Sheffield to popular Cornish holiday destination Cornwall.


And the money they raise during their adventure will go to St Luke’s, who supported both Will’s grandfather Ken Gaunt and Jack’s aunt, Susan Birds.


“My grandad was a St Luke’s community patient so the bike ride seems the right thing to do to give something back,” said Will.


“Every person we speak to about the ride  says great things about St Luke’s and we know this is a  charity that means a lot to people in Sheffield.”


The friends will set off on their five day journey on November 5, completing the first 96 miles from Sheffield to Sutton Coldfield on day one, then taking the next 73 miles to Frampton on Severn, a further 71 miles to Bridgewater, an extra 72 miles to Okehampton in Devon and then a final 63 miles to reach the finish at Newquay.


“We do go out on the bikes every now and again so we thought we’d step it up a bit and do something that could make a difference,”  said Will.


“It’s going to be a challenge but we do know that it will make a difference to the lives of St Luke’s patients and we hope to raise more than £1,000.”


To support Will and Peter on their cycling challenge simply visit Will and Peter

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