By Connie Osborne Friday 16 August 2013 Updated: 16/08 09:43
A FATHER and son cycled 100 miles to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Dave Alekna and his son Joe pedalled the six-hour journey from London to Surrey and back again to help people suffering from the disease.
The duo were among 20,000 cyclists who set off from London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following a similar route covered during the 2012 Games.
Joe, who is one of the founders of Redditch employment firm eResponse Recruitment, said: “It was an amazing challenge and great to be part of the Olympic legacy.
“Although we cycled hundreds of miles as part of our training it was really tough cycling for six hours non-stop and over some steep hills. But with a lot of pain and stamina we managed to make it to the end so I am glad our hard work paid off.
“The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to travel along the same route as so many professional athletes like Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome did during the Olympics.
“More importantly, we have helped to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and we still hope to reach our target in the weeks ahead.”
The pair hope to raise £1,500 for their effort and have already collected over £1,000 for the charity.
Visit www.justgiving.com/David-Alekna to sponsor the duo.
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