Former doorman to tackle 50-mile Broads bike ride for charity

Keen cyclists set off at the start line of the Tour de Broads cycle ride at the former RAF Coltishal

Keen cyclists set off at the start line of the Tour de Broads cycle ride at the former RAF Coltishall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A former pub doorman will be hoping to sink a celebratory pint after he saddles up for a 50-mile bike ride on Sunday.

For Cris Augood, achieving the feat will be all the more impressive given the serious back problems that limit his mobility. The married 46-year-old of Middlemarket Road is taking part in Pedal Revolution’s Tour de Broads on Sunday at Hoveton Hall.

Writing on his Just Giving page Mr Augood said: “I am doing this charity ride for Macmillan Cancer Support as I witnessed the caring work the staff do for people suffering from cancer as well as for the families going through it. I went with my father to every session of his chemotherapy and it was an eye-opening experience.

“This charity event came to my attention and I felt the need to show my support for such a worthy cause, and I hope you can all give a little or a lot to help me show support for this great charity.”