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Father and son complete 915-mile charity bike ride
3:00pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in Somerset
A FATHER who bikes to work and his son who cycles on his paper round have just completed a 915-mile ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
Sam White stayed in the saddle all the way, though dad Andrew could be forgiven for pushing his bike up one particularly steep hill near the start of their 12-day sponsored adventure.
Back-up for the pair, of Parkfield Drive, Taunton, was provided by Andrew’s in-laws, Jenny and Bev Summerill, of Peile Drive.
Andrew, who works at the UK Hydrographic Office, suffered a puncture on the penultimate day, but Sam didn’t even have to pump up his tyres once.
The marathon challenge was in aid of Free Wheelers, which supports cyclists who deliver urgently needed blood or body parts for transplants.
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