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Clarkson Evans’ electrician to cycle from London to Paris for hospice

April 19, 2016

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Clarkson Evans’ electrician James Hickman is set to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for a Hertfordshire hospice.

James is tackling the 350 mile ride in memory of his grandad, Alfie, who was cared for by Peace Hospice Care in Watford during his fight against cancer in 2013.

The 21-year-old is setting off on the 20th April and is hoping to have the Eiffel Tower in sight just four days later.

James, who is a sub-team leader based at Clarkson Evans’ Milton Keynes branch, is cycling over eight hours a day to keep up with his four day target.

“I have been training for six months and cycle 60-70 miles every other day where I live in Hemel Hempstead in preparation for the event. I’ve come a long way since I first started training as I could only manage 10 miles.”

Cycling through English countryside and rural France, James will pass through Calais, Abbeville and Beauvais before arriving in Paris on the 24th April.

Apprentice electrician from Milton Keynes

James has raised £2880 so far, smashing his original target. “I really wanted to raise £2500 for this amazing organisation, the care they provided for my grandad was second to none.”

Peace Hospice Care helps individuals living with a life-limiting illness and supports their families from across South West Hertfordshire.

“We are so grateful to James for this amazing feat.  We rely on inspiring individuals like James to raise much needed funds for our hospice so we can continue to offer care to individuals and their families dealing with a life limiting illness.” Said Abbi Langan, Communications Manager at Peace Hospice Care.

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