Pub run and cycle raises over £2K for national charities

Deputy mayor of Brackley, Don Thompson, with Frederick 'Cas' Lawrence and cancer fighter Rachel Gavin. Mr Lawrence cycled on a static bike outside pubs around the town to raise money for Macmillans and Young Minds. NNL-160622-110405001
Deputy mayor of Brackley, Don Thompson, with Frederick 'Cas' Lawrence and cancer fighter Rachel Gavin. Mr Lawrence cycled on a static bike outside pubs around the town to raise money for Macmillans and Young Minds. NNL-160622-110405001

A Brackley roofer has cycled 321 miles over 14 hours to raise money for two charities.

Frederick ‘Cas’ Lawrence cycled on his static bicycle outside several Brackley pubs, running between each one to complete his challenge.

He raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Young Minds, a charity which helps to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Mr Lawrence was supported by his friend, Rachel Gavin, 37, who has been battling breast cancer.

The challenge started outside Brackley Town Hall at 8am, with support from Brackley deputy mayor, Don Thompson.

It then continued to the Chequered Flag and then continued to pubs around the town including The Plough.

He said: “I am so very happy with the outcome.

“It was well worth the 312 miles, 14 hours and the sore bum!

“People came to see me at The Plough, which was packed.

“A group of us are planning to do another one.”