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Dedicated duo to cycle for British Heart Foundation
RAISING money to help others matters to a dedicated Weymouth cycling duo.
Brian Sheppard, 53, and his friend Steve Carter, 59, will cycle from London to Paris in memory of lost loved ones who suffered with heart disease.
The pair are hoping to raise £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Mr Sheppard, owner of Money Matters Ltd in Weymouth, said: “Money does matter when it comes to helping people with heart disease which is one of the UK’s biggest killers.”
The challenge will take place in September and will last three days.
The pair will cycle 70 miles from London to Folkestone before they hop on Eurostar to Calais.
Following this they will set off on an 84 mile trek to Amiens and on the third day a 90 mile cycle ride to Versailles, Paris.
Mr Sheppard added: “We are both keen cyclists and have recently ridden in local cycle rides for various charities over the last year.
“It is for a charity that is close to our hearts.”
Sadly, Mr Carter lost his brother Ray to heart disease in 2009 and will aim to complete the challenge in his memory.
Last year, the duo participated in a 100km for BHF in which they raised £1,000.
Mr Carter said: “The event had been very well organised and so when we received an email from the BHF with details of a London to Paris event we were keen to take on the challenge and raise money.”
To donate visit justgiving.com/ teams/teammoneymatters or by calling 01305 770650.