Shefford duo get on their bikes for charity

L-R Simon and Chris from Shefford will be cycling up three mountains in the French Alps

L-R Simon and Chris from Shefford will be cycling up three mountains in the French Alps - Credit: Archant

Two friends will be cycling up three mountains in the French Alps on three consecutive days to raise money for a hospital.

Simon Lowings and Chris Corney, both from Shefford, will get on their bikes on May 9, 10 and 11 to raise funds for the G5 ward of the Cambridge Transplant Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The pair decided to take on the challenge after Simon’s wife Tricia, who suffers from the genetic condition polycystic kidney disease, underwent a transplant at the Cambridge hospital.

Tricia had been told by doctors that she was in the final stage of renal failure and that to have any quality of life she would require a transplant.

As a result she was placed on the kidney transplant list and, following a series of tests, Simon was judged a compatible donor.


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He said: “We want to show our appreciation for the skill, care and dedication given to us by all the staff in the transplant unit at Addenbrooke’s by raising funds to enhance the services they offer.

“The money we raise will go directly to the transplant unit. We would all really appreciate your support so please give what you can.”

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Simon will be joined on the cycling challenge – dubbed Le Grand Trois – by his friend Chris, who runs Shefford bike repair business CC-Cycles.

To support the pair visit www.justgiving.com/legrandtrois

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