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Simon set for ride to help cancer charity

Some of the Team Sintons riders with Virgin Money Cyclone founder and organiser Peter Harrison.

Some of the Team Sintons riders with Virgin Money Cyclone founder and organiser Peter Harrison.

A Northumberland man has joined a team that will take on a cycling challenge to raise money for a good cause.

Newcastle-based law firm Sintons is participating in one of the Virgin Money Cyclone events this summer in memory of a former Partner.

Andrew Walker lost his battle with cancer last July, aged 54. The firm has since named Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity of the year in recognition of the support and care that he and his family received.

A number of staff members have signed up to do one of the three rides on Saturday, June 21 and raise money as Team Sintons. They will be joined by some of their friends and family and clients.

Among those taking part is the husband of partner Karen Simms, retired electrician Simon Simms. He gets out on his bike when he can and became a member of the Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club last year.

The rides will start and end at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club in Kingston Park, but each route will mainly go through the Northumberland countryside.

The Simms live in Ogle. Mr Simms said: “I’m doing the longest ride (104 miles) and it will be the furthest distance I’ve done in one day, but I’m really looking forward to it as it goes through some very beautiful spots in Northumberland.

“Andrew was at our wedding and he was a great man – one in a million – so I’m not surprised that so many people are doing the Cyclone Challenge in his memory.”

To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SintonsCycloneChallenge

 

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