Cycling for kidney research

PUBLISHED: 10:43 02 August 2013

Alex Burges is riding 100 miles for Kidney Research for his brother-in-law Jason Pring (pictured). Ref mha Jason Pring 1

Alex Burges is riding 100 miles for Kidney Research for his brother-in-law Jason Pring (pictured). Ref mha Jason Pring 1

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Southleigh plumber will take part in what organisers hope will be the world’s largest bicycle fundraising event

Alex Burges from Southleigh prepares to embark on a 100 mile bike ride around London to raise money for Kidney Research charity. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7992-29-13AW.Alex Burges from Southleigh prepares to embark on a 100 mile bike ride around London to raise money for Kidney Research charity. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7992-29-13AW.

An East Devon plumber will be cycling in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to raise funds for Kidney Research UK.

Alex Burges, who lives in Southleigh, will be competing in RideLondon 100 on Sunday, August 4.

He said: “I’ve seen first-hand the daily struggles of needing a kidney and maintaining a family life. My brother-in-law, Jason, who has a wife and two young children, is currently on dialysis and has been awaiting a crucial transplant for three years.”

The 100-mile route sees cyclists ride through London, starting from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Alex Burges from Southleigh prepares to embark on a 100 mile bike ride around London to raise money for Kidney Research charity. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7989-29-13AW.Alex Burges from Southleigh prepares to embark on a 100 mile bike ride around London to raise money for Kidney Research charity. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7989-29-13AW.

The route then carries on through London, passing iconic landmarks, and out towards Surrey, taking on famous Box Hill before heading back into the capital to finish on The Mall.

The event aims to be the largest charity fundraising cycle event in the world, and Alex has been taking the ride seriously.

“I’ve been doing a good few months riding,” he said. “I also rode the Forces Charity Ride, which took place a couple of weekends ago in Topsham. I’m also trying to lose weight for the ride.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Alex should visit http://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Burges-cycle


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