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Scarborough pair pledge cycling support to Parkinson's

Scarborough pair pledge cycling support to Parkinson's
1st April 2009

Two men from Scarborough have pledged their support to Parkinson's disease after announcing a cycling marathon to raise money for the local branch of a national charity.

This June, Tony Ireland and Daniel Greenley will be cycling between Hull and York as part of the Yorkshire leg of the End to End to End Parkinson's ride, raising money for the Scarborough branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS), the Scarborough Evening News reported.

Fundraising activities were organised by David Greaves, himself a sufferer from the condition, who visited the local office to propose this leg of the tour from the top to the bottom of the UK.

Pat Berry, the chairman of the PDS in the town, told the newspaper: "Having David Greaves at our meeting was a wonderful inspiration for them as he is going to be doing the entire length of the ride from Land's End to John O'Groats, which is amazing considering he is 62."

Donators have been told to visit if they want to contribute to the fund.

This effort will add to a similar effort by James Bowthorpe, who will cycle around the world in aid of Parkinson's disease, aiming to raise £1.8 million on his way.

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