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Litcham-born man’s cycle challenge for Norfolk farmer

Pictured from left are: Peter Ireland, Richard Bailey MBE, Howard Bailey, Amanda Griffin and her mother Pamela ANL-140422-150522001

Pictured from left are: Peter Ireland, Richard Bailey MBE, Howard Bailey, Amanda Griffin and her mother Pamela ANL-140422-150522001

A solicitor will be honouring a farmer who provided a great support for good causes in Litcham by cycling between Land’s End and John O’Groats.

Howard Bailey, 29, will be taking on the 11-day challenge in May in memory of Colin Griffin, who sadly lost his battle to rare neurological condition in 2011. Mr Griffin ran Norfolk Farm Produce.

Mr Bailey, who grew up in Litcham but now lives in Romsey, hopes to raise thousands for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, which provides support and information for patients and their families.

On Sunday, May 4, he will be setting out from Land’s End and is following a similar route to those trying to beat the record.

Mr Bailey said: “Colin was a big supporter of local causes, including the youth club. He was a very successful businessman who would take time and donate money to help others.”

Mr Bailey is due to arrive at John O’Groats at 3.30pm on Sunday, May 11, after following a route devised by his father- in-law, Brian Ovenden, from Worthing.

The route will take in Cornwall and the Isle of Arran. So far Mr Bailey and his supporters have raised £4,500.

Mr Bailey said: “I am looking forward to it all. I used to live in Bristol and looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and we are skirting the Welsh border where my sister lives. At the moment training is going very well.”

If you would like to support Mr Bailey on his challenge go to: www.justgiving.com/howardbailey30

 

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