“I took part in the Sportive last year and got such a buzz from it that I decided to sign up again.”

19th May 2021

Nigel Cooper has signed up to cycle 75 miles in a day as part of the GIANT Lincoln Cycle Sportive, which he is doing to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice in memory of his mum.

Nigel said, “I took part in the Sportive last year and got such a buzz from it that I decided to sign up again. Last year, the Fundraising team were very supportive, providing me with a St Barnabas cycling top which I wore with pride. They were very engaging.

“I have supported the charity for six years now and it has been nice to raise money for such a worthy cause.

“My mum passed away 20 years ago, so I will be cycling in her memory. She was diagnosed it cancer, but sadly it was too late for doctors to help.

“Mum was a very giving and fun person. She was keen to raise money for local charities by holding jumble sales in the family garden. She created a sense of community and everyone wanted to be involved. She even got local Radio Norfolk presenter, Roy Waller, to open the jumble sales!

“The reason I cycle is to keep fit, and it has particularly helped me during the pandemic, both mentally and physically.”

To sponsor Nigel, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nigel-Cooper5

The GIANT Lincoln Cycle Sportive takes place on Sunday 27th June, beginning at Doddington Hall. To find out more information and sign up, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/giantsportive.

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