Cyclists raise thousands in memory of Chris

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 July 2017

Cyclists prepare to set off on the Chris Evans memorial ride.

Cyclists prepare to set off on the Chris Evans memorial ride.

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A sixth annual charity bike ride in memory of a Somerset man drew a bumper crowd and raised more than £10,000 for good causes.

Chris Evans died of pulmonary fibrosis, and every year, friends and family take to the saddle to raise money for the British Lung Foundation in his memory.

This year’s memorial ride, followed by a barbecue at the Red Cow in Brent Knoll, will also see funds further boosted by a forthcoming auction.

A spokesman said: “The cycle ride is appropriate as Chris would cycle to the Red Cow for his regular tipple.

“We cycle some 25 miles, enjoying a well-earned rest and some music at The Crown at Catcott, and returning to the Red Cow, who let us have the use of the garden and pub for the afternoon.

“We aim to have an enjoyable day and along the way we raised £10,800 for the British Lung Foundation.”

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