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Cressall cycles again for Alex’s Wish

The hardy team from Cressall have been on their bikes again for the Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride 2016. Two members of the team successfully completed the intermediate difficulty 20-mile route, while three soldiered on and completed the difficult 50-mile track.

Simone Bruckner, Damiano Natali, Paul Bellamy and Mark Templeman from Cressall, as well as Mark’s son, Morgan, all took part in the ride on May 8 and did a sterling job to complete the different courses.

Cressall took part in the Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride 2016. From left to right: Simone Buckner, Damiano Natali, Morgan Finney, Marl Templeman and Paul Bellamy.

Cressall took part in the Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride 2016. From left to right: Simone Buckner, Damiano Natali, Morgan Finney, Marl Templeman and Paul Bellamy.

This is now the second time Cressall has taken part in the race, organised by Alex’s Wish – a charity that aims to eradicate Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Alex’s Wish was set-up in 2012 by Emma and Andy Hallam. The charity is named after their son, Alex, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – a recessive form of the disorder linked to the X-chromosome. There are currently no cures or treatments for the condition.

The Charnwood Forest Cycle helped raise £10,000 for Alex’s Wish, which will go towards funding world-class science and clinical trials to bring about a cure or new treatments to help delay symptoms of DMD.

Mark Templeman and his son Morgan went the extra distance by cycling to and from the event, covering around 67 miles in total.

If you’d like to donate to the Cressall team, please go to mydonate.bt.com/teams/cressall-moogeyi and give generously.

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