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Saddle-sore but happy at the prospect

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 August 2002 | UPDATED: 12:31 03 March 2010

A GROUP of workmates will be back in the saddle for a fundraising feat that is sure to make weaker men crumble.

After a successful sponsored triathlon last year, seven colleagues from the Archant offices that produce the Evening Star and two other pals are to get on their bikes again to raise money for a cancer charity.

THIS group of workmates will be back in the saddle for a 65-mile fundraising feat that would make weaker men crumble.

After a successful triathlon last year, seven friends from the Archant offices that produce the Evening Star, along with two other pals, are to get on their bikes again to raise money for charity.

Paul Skingley, of Winding Piece, Capel St Mary, said they were tackling their second fundraising effort in memory of Malcolm Watts, the father of his friend Guy, who died of cancer last year.

Mr Skingley, who works in the pre-press department of the Evening Star in Lower Brook Street with six of the other fellow bikers, said they were all hoping for better weather than last year – although they raised £4,000 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

Mr Watts, who works for computer firm GeTech, and Steven Read, a volunteer ranger for cycling lobby group Sustrans, are also taking part in the event on Sunday.

Mr Read will be join Graham Cook on a tandem for the 65-mile ride which will start from Lower Brook Street and take in Felixstowe Ferry, Bawdsey and Framlingham.

Others taking part are Paul Mobbs, Andy Hollis, Mick Scanlon, James Franklin and Richard Martin.

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