Bonett raising funds for the Brighton homeless

Yesterday, 25th June, Paul Bonett joined a group of cyclists to raise much-needed money for Brighton Housing Trust, a local homelessness charity doing invaluable work.

The 'Around The World Cycle Challenge', organised at the Velodrome in Brighton's Preston Park, encouraged cyclists to register to ride around the track, and attempt in 12 hours, from 7am to 7pm, to accumulate 25,000 miles between them all.

Riders of all ages, even toddlers on trikes, pushed the envelope to get to the target. It was the first year for the event and we are still waiting to hear the total miles ridden on the day.

Paul and Maria Pali a sometime marathon running buddy of Paul's, started the ride at 7am. Maria rode about 105 laps (35 miles, a walk in the park for her!) until 9am but had to leave then. Paul continued on and off through the day and by 5pm, had clocked up 300 laps, 100 miles over about 6.5 hours. He has so far raised over £650 for the charity. You'll be pleased to know he had deeply painful cramps at the end ;)

By this morning, BHT's cycling supporters had raised over £9,000 and counting.

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Thanks to Frances Valdes for photograph.