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Kidderminster rocket scientist takes part in 4th cycle challenge
8:00am Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
A FORMER rocket scientist from Kidderminster put the wheels in motion to take part in a 40-mile cycle challenge for Acorns children’s hospice.
Konrad Nofer, 66, took part in the Acorns Severn Valley Cycle Challenge for the fourth time.
He was one of 200 cyclists to ride one of three different courses of 10, 20 to 40 mile routes winding through the Severn Valley countryside before finishing in Bewdley.
After the race, participants were taken back to their starting points on the Severn Valley Railway.
Mr Nofer said: “I did the 40-mile route this year which was excellent - a much bigger challenge than the 20 mile, so I really felt it this time but I hit my target and did it in three hours and 26 minutes.”
The charity hopes the event will raise £25,000 after cyclists given in their sponsorship money.
The money will be used for palliative care for the estimated 2,000 life-limited and life-threatened children in Worcestershire.
Laura Heathfield, Acorns’ events manager, said: “We were thrilled with the number of people who turned out to complete the tough cycle challenges and conquer the hilly routes.
“It was a lovely sunshiny day, perfect for cycling. The atmosphere among everyone participating, spectating and volunteering was superb.
“Without their generous support Acorns would struggle to carry out the important work it does. We are very grateful to everyone who came along and hope to see them next year too.”
For more information visit acorns.org.uk
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