A MAN pedalling to Paris to raise money for his best friend did an indoor trial run on Friday (April 19),
Martin Naylor, 42, of High Street, Shoreham, spent three hours on a static bike at the Holmbush Centre and raised £120 which will go to St Barnabas House hospice based in Worthing. His friend Trev Buck was looked after at the hospice until his sad death in July, 2011.
Martin used his own bike and a turbo trainer.
Martin said: “I was supported by my wife Sarah as well as Trev’s wife Tara and their daughter Erin. Trev was looked after by St Barnabas House hospice where he was able to marry long-term partner Tara two months before his death in July, 2011. This was my final fund-raising activity before my 300-mile ride to Paris which starts on May 8. It was quite gruelling in the greenhouse conditions of the atrium but the main ride will be harder.
“I’d like to thank all the generous people who donated to this worthy cause. We collected £100-150 on the day. The main fund stands at nearly £2,500. Donations can be made by texting STBS £5 to 70070.”
The fund-raising page is https://www.justgiving.com/MartinLondon2Paris