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Pete set for big charity challenge around capital

19 June 2018

Academy coach Pete Haynes will be taking to the saddle next month to attempt a 100-mile bike ride around the capital for a charity close to his heart.

Pete, who is the Lead Professional Development Phase Coach in the club’s Academy system, is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon 2018 on Sunday, July 29.

The keen cyclist will join over 25,000 competitor taking part in the 100-mile challenge around London - that sets off from the Olympic Park – to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Pete has been in training and jets off today (Tuesday) to cycle the Pyrenees for three days with friends and will also be completing the Wales Velo on Sunday, July 8 - a 140km ride from Cardiff through the Welsh Valleys. 

“Alzheimer’s is a disease which has affected many people in so many different ways,” said Pete. “For me, my Great Grandmother Margaret had Alzheimer’s for six years before sadly passing in 2004 which was extremely difficult for all the family who saw their loved one go through all the horrible stages of the disease.

“Currently, my close friend and Grandad, Peter Snr, is battling, and has been for five years, vascular dementia - this is part of the Alzheimer’s family and in his case, leads to regular memory loss.

“To help support the ongoing research, care, support and amazing work of the Alzheimer’s Society, I am aiming to raise £1,000 - any support you could give would be greatly appreciated!”

Pete is aiming and training for a time of five hours and 30 minutes – which means an average speed of 18mph – and will be posting regular updates during training on his Instagram account - @petehaynes06

To support Pete’s fundraising appeal click HERE

Good luck to Pete from everyone at Cheltenham Town FC!

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