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Bentley Heath dad all set for cycle challenge

A BENTLEY Heath dad will use extreme pedal power to raise cash for a pioneering charity.

A BENTLEY Heath dad will use extreme pedal power to raise cash for a pioneering charity.

David Tait, a data analyst and father of three, will do a sponsored cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats in May in the hope of raising £2,000 for Action Medical Research which helped introduce ultrasound as a way of treating illness in youngsters.

As part of his training, the 36-year-old will do two static eight hour bike rides in Shirley on April 2 and Knowle on April 30.

On his cross-Britain cycle, he will cover an average of 115 miles daily, around 1000 miles in total, to be completed in nine days.

David’s wife Kate Tait, a 37-year-old nurse at Warwick Hospital, said: “We have been grateful recently as our youngest daughter Pippa, when admitted to hospital, was given a renal ultrasound to make sure her kidneys were OK.

“Luckily all was clear.

“The best man at our wedding does a charity challenge every year and he challenged David to do the bike ride.

“He is investing a lot of time and energy into the training, each weekend cycling around 60 to 70 miles and cycling a 26 mile round trip to work and back.”

Donate funds at the static cycling events or online at http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/davidtait2

 

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