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Bromsgrove man uses pedal power for latest fund-raising challenge
8:00am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A BROMSGROVE cyclist used pedal power to raise money for a cause close to his heart.
Sean Loftus has previously featured in the Advertiser for his achievements in raising money for the Down’s Syndrome Association.
The Oakalls resident has been supporting the charity as his second daughter, Saskia Loftus, was born with the condition in 2010.
Earlier this month he completed his latest fund-raising challenge; a four day cycle ride from Paris to Geneva - a distance of nearly 400 miles.
After reaching the finishing line, on September 12, Mr Loftus said he was pleased the ride had gone well and the hard training had paid off.
“I was inspired and motivated to keep going by the picture of my daughter and the generous sponsorship that I have received from friends, family and work colleagues,” he said.
“The last day was particular spectacular through the Jura mountains which also takes in one of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France.
“I would like to thank my wife, Rachel, for her support especially during the many hours of training, and also Speed Cycles for preparing my bike for the ride.”
Mr Loftus has raised £3,000, but is aiming to achieve £5,000 as this time he is supporting the Solihull Down Syndrome Support Group, which the family is a part of.
There is still time to make a donation to Mr Loftus’ challenge, by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com/seanloftus.
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