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Mad Hatters pedal up a big total

Droitwich Editorial 3rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

MORE THAN £390 has been raised for St Richard’s Hospice after two cyclists took part in the Mad Hatter charity ride.

Stewart Willis, who is 51, from Droitwich and known to his friends as Chow, was joined by Worcester rider Mark Johnson for the Malvern Mad Hatters Sportive event. The pair successfully completed the gruelling 103-mile course through the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire.

Their friend Mark Johnson, also from Worcester, was due to take part in the ride but was ill on the day so was unable to participate.

Stewart said it was great to raise cash for a fantastic charity and having fun at the same time.

“Each year we take on a different challenge for St Richard’s Hospice, usually with a walking or cycling theme.

“We like to stretch ourselves with each challenge, and keep each other going with friendly banter when things get tough.”

This is the sixth year Stewart, who works at Comtherm burner manufacturers in Droitwich and his friends have taken part in walking and cycling challenges for St Richard’s and in that time they have collected thousands for the cause.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Its-Malvern-likely-to-be-hilly to find out more about their ride or to donate.

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