Charity bike ride challenge for Newton man

Steve Persey completing charity bike ride taking in all of London's bridges In aid of The Stroke Association ANL-150329-164154009
Steve Persey completing charity bike ride taking in all of London's bridges In aid of The Stroke Association ANL-150329-164154009

A hip replacement will not be stopping a Newton man from tackling a 34-mile charity bike ride.

Steve Peasey, 68, says he has not done any “proper” cycling for 10 years – but will be pedalling around London to raise money for the Stroke Association.

He will be facing the challenge of the Thames Bridges Bike Ride with son Paul on Sunday, May 10.

Mr Peasey, who had his hip replaced two years ago, said: “I have not done any proper cycling for 10 years. I used to be an enthusiastic cyclist.

“I am really looking forward to all of it as it will be an adventure. It will also prove to me that I can still do endurance cycling, which will be a huge bonus for my health.

“Even after a hip replacement, there is life in the old dog.”

The course, which starts in Southwark Park, will cross 16 bridges.

Mr Peasey is hoping to raise at least £200 for the charity.

If you would like to sponsor Mr Peasey contact him on 01945 870445.