This Saturday Phil Little is taking part in Ride London, all in aid of Farleigh Hospice. As an experienced cyclist he is really looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I have been cycling for the past seven years and for the past five years I have taken part in Farleigh’s Cycle for Life. I regularly ride with a group of friends, cycle to and from work, and for the past eight weeks me and my friends, Brendan Parker and Simon Joyce , who are also riding for Farleigh, are now cycling on average 150 miles per week. If you are doing a challenge like this you have to train, otherwise it is going to be really hard and not much fun!”

“I decided to ride in aid of Farleigh because they cared for my friend Martin. Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumour in the summer of 2018 and died February 2019. It was a big shock, we all use to cycle together, he was only in his mid 50’s and the fittest member of the cycling group. The care he received from Farleigh was brilliant and the nurses who visited him at home were amazing.

“I only have happy memories of Martin, we worked together for many years at Anglian Water and we spent many weekends cycling together. So it’s a privilege to ride in his memory and raise money for the hospice that helped care for him.