Cyclists asked to use their pedal power to raise cash

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CYCLISTS are being asked to use pedal power to raise cash for a dementia charity.

Supermarket giants Iceland have organised a 60-mile ride from Folkestone in Kent to Eastbourne and hopes as many people as possible will sign up and help raise much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Taking place on August 21, the Eastbourne leg is one of 16 which will cover the length and breadth of the UK. To take part people just need a bike and to pledge to try and raise at least £200. It costs just £10 to sign up for it and more information is available online at www.icelandcharity.squarespace.com.

Former X-Factor star Stacey Solomon, who is backing the event, said, “I’m really excited.

“I’ve just had a baby so I’m not super-fit but I really wanted to support to help raise as much money as possible.

“The thought of someone I love getting Alzheimer’s is really scary – this will help us learn more about it.”