Wisbech swimming champ completes cycling challenge

Liam Knight
Liam Knight

Backstroke sensation Liam Knight, who hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics, pedalled 328 miles across the Alps in just four days – and raised £2,100 for SADS UK, a charity which provides defibrillators.

He completed the ride in memory of his auntie Suzanne Duffy – who passed away nine years ago from a heart condition SADS tries to prevent – and was accompanied by friends Tom Stokes and Matthew Bridgham.

The money raised will now go towards buying a defibrillator to be installed at Wisbech Rugby Club.

Liam, 19, said: “Putting defibrillators in schools and workplaces can save lives, so someone doesn’t lose their life like my auntie.

“The cycle was the hardest experience of my life...but we pulled through and made it together. We didn’t want to let anyone down and that’s what got us through it.”

He thanked all their sponsors and paid special thanks to Tom’s uncle Kevin Jones, who provided back-up support and carried all the luggage.