A team of cyclists who rode from Bedford to Paris were celebrating smashing their fundraising target of £10,000 for Bedford Day Care Hospice. Organiser Jos Daalhuizen said: “We always knew this was going to be an ambitous challenge as we’re not hardened cyclists. There were blisters, punctures, unbelievably steep hills and harsh weather to contend with, but perhaps that’s why our friends and family were so supportive.
“Their generosity made our total £12,500.” Bedford mayor Dave Hodgson, who saw them off on their epic journey, added: “I was hugely impressed by their enthusiasm and ambition. Their planning and attention to detail has been outstanding.” > Sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/teams/BDCH-Cycling-Team