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Cycling around the block and raising thousands for charity

By lowie trevena, Wednesday May 6, 2020

Dan Cole had planned to cycle the length of the UK before the coronavirus crisis. Instead, Dan Cole has been cycling around the block to raise money for Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond.

Instead of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, Dan cycled around the block 1938 times in five days – the equivalent distance, but all cycled in Cotham.

Aiming to raise £2 for every kilometre ridden, he set up a JustGiving page, to “do something positive to help our local NHS hospitals who are doing an amazing job at this difficult time”.

The cyclist smashed his fundraising target, raising more than £6,000 for Above & Beyond, more than £3,500 higher than his goal.

Dan Cole with his children after finishing the cycle ride. Photo: Dan Cole

The money raised will benefit frontline staff at University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Watch Dan Cole undertake the mammoth cycle ride:

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dancolecycle.

Main photo: Dan Cole

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