Cyclists who took on 300-mile challenge raised almost £15,000 for charity

Friends of Congresbury man who died suddenly raised £13,000 for charity

Friends of Congresbury man who died suddenly raised £13,000 for charity - Credit: Archant

Family and friends of a Congresbury man who died last year have raised nearly £15,000 after cycling 300 miles.

Ride for Rik cyclists took on 300 mile journey

Ride for Rik cyclists took on 300 mile journey - Credit: Archant

The planned cycle for Richard Turley from his home in Congresbury to Lancaster, saw 14 of his close friends take on the three day challenge.

They managed to raise £14,777.96, which will go towards St John's Hospice, in Lancaster, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

His widow, Jane Turley, and two children hosted a barbecue before the cyclists left for Lancaster.

Organiser of the trip, Karen Martyn-Jones said it was an emotional trip for the friends and family.

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days - Credit: Archant


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She said: "His children and wife waved us off as we left their home in Congresbury.

"This was something Rik would have loved to do with his friends.

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"It was an emotional few days and especially when we reached the end of the journey at the hospice where we met his mum.

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days

Cyclists took on a 300-mile challenge over three days - Credit: Archant

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