Burnham woman prepares for 100km cycle challenge in memory of dad (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Burnham woman prepares for 100km cycle challenge in memory of dad
AN ACCOUNTANT technician from Burnham is preparing to take on a 100km cycle challenge in memory of her father.
Sophie Duckett, who works at Ardwyn Channon in Victoria Street, is training for the Exmoor Beast 100km Cycle on October 20 to raise awareness of Sarcoma cancer.
Her dad, Colin Duckett, passed away in June this year, aged 52. He had a rare soft-celled Sarcoma cancer which returned three times.
Sophie said: “I have chosen to raise money for Sarcoma UK, as I want to help them raise awareness of rare sarcoma cancers and help them fund research and support those who have been affected by the cancer and their families.
“Dad was, and still is, a massive inspiration to me and very much enjoyed cycling. He took part in cycle races over Dartmoor several times, which has inspired me to follow in his footsteps and complete this 100km challenge over Exmoor in his memory.”
The route starts in Tiverton and goes over Exmoor to Dunster round by Porlock and back over Exmoor to Tiverton.
To sponsor Sophie, visit her Just Giving webpage, www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Duckett, or to donate £5 text COLN52 £5 to 70070. Any sponsorship can also be dropped in at Monsieurs Barbershop, 3 Court Street, Bridgwater.