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Solihull father and son pedal hard for Parkinson's

JULYAN Bristow, aged 47, and his son John aged 18, from Solihull are celebrating a double win after they both finished first in their respective cycle rides for Parkinson’s UK.

JULYAN Bristow, aged 47, and his son John aged 18, from Solihull are celebrating a double win after they both finished first in their respective cycle rides for Parkinson’s UK.

Both men got into the Olympic spirit and took part in a one-day fundraising cycling event called Pedal for Parkinson’s.

John was first to cross the finish line for the 20-mile ride, and Julyan took first place in the 60-mile ride in the Stratford-upon-Avon countryside last Sunday.

The two men were cycling for Julyan’s dad who has Parkinson’s.

“I wanted to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK to help people like my dad who had Parkinson’s,” said Julyan.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fund raising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Taking part in one of our cycling events is fantastic way to help raise vital funds and awareness of Parkinson’s. It seems as though strong legs and a winning spirit run in the family and I would like to congratulate both father and son on their joint achievement.”

All funds raised from Pedal for Parkinson’s will go towards funding specialist Parkinson’s nurses across the UK.

 

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