Horton Park Gold Club boss to cycle 800 miles across the country for Alzheimer’s charity
A golf club boss is cycling more than 800 miles across the country to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Richard Haygarth, director of the Horton Park Golf Club in Hook Road, Epsom, will be taking on the Lands End to John O’Groats challenge which sees cyclists travel the whole length of the island from the south-west to the north-east.
The 48-year-old, and his two friends, plan to tackle 100 miles each day for 10 days - setting off on Saturday, June 23, and finishing on Monday, July 2.
Mr Haygarth will be raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the country’s leading dementia research charity.
He said: "My mum suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years before her death in 2010 and I saw first-hand what a dreadful disease it is.
"Any money you can spare to help find a cure will be put to excellent use."
Mr Haygarth started cycling seriously four years ago after injuring his knee, before which he was a committed distance runner who participated in a number of marathons.
He resisted calls from his friends to take on the test for two years, before succumbing and deciding to go along for the ride.
Read full article from Hardeep Matharu at Epsom Guardian
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