An avid long-distance cyclist took to the streets of Banbury for an eight hour, 100 mile fundraising ride for Katharine House .
Sean Hagger has a had a four-decade love affair with cycling but his passion began out of necessity.
Sean said: “I suppose I started when I came out of the Royal Navy because I couldn’t afford a car so I bought a bike to go to work on.”
Some forty years on Sean, 73, now owns four bicycles including a carbon fibre racing bike and regularly rides triple digit distances.
Sean said: “A few friends of mine and myself , we have this big loop that goes almost out to Gloustershire then treks all the way back almost to Buckingham.”
This well-ridden route was to be the scene of Sean’s fundraising ride but a late injury forced a change of plans.
Sean said: “I hurt my knee running some weeks back and I did 67 miles of the 100 mile loop as practice and I could see my knee wasn’t going to stand it so I resorted to plan B.”
He added “I have this 20 mile, flattish loop around the north of Banbury so I did five laps of that.”
With the help of wife Anne-Marie collecting sponsorship Sean’s efforts raised £300 for Katharine House.
Sean added: “It’s a popular local cause.”