Cyclist gets to heart of matter

PUBLISHED: 13:49 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

From left: Jay Waite, Gemma Whitby, Tom Kingsley, Stephen Dobbyne and Andrew Kirkpatrick

From left: Jay Waite, Gemma Whitby, Tom Kingsley, Stephen Dobbyne and Andrew Kirkpatrick

A CYCLIST will be riding 56 miles next month in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Andrew Kirkpatrick, 27, of Orchard Road, Royston, will be taking part in the London-to-Brighton bike ride on June 18 for the third year running with friends. Andrew has b

A CYCLIST will be riding 56 miles next month in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Andrew Kirkpatrick, 27, of Orchard Road, Royston, will be taking part in the London-to-Brighton bike ride on June 18 for the third year running with friends.

Andrew has been training for two months.

He said: "I go out about three times a week and cover anything up to 30 miles in each hit."

Andrew and his team hope to raise about £300 each for the charity.

"It's nice doing the ride with a large crowd because it pushes you along," he said.

"I love the atmosphere. There are 30,000 people doing the ride.

"Last year it was so hot and the year before it was wet, so you never know what's going to happen.

"But now I'm in my third year nothing phases me."

Andrew has also taken part in a coast-to-coast cycle ride in the Lake District - the 145 mile ride took him two-and-a-half days to complete.

He will also be taking part in the British Heart Foundation's Oxford-to-Cambridge bike ride in September and would like to do the Nile Bike Ride in Egypt in the future.


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