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Ready to roam back from Rome

Swindon Advertiser: Daniel Cavender, second right,  is doing a last bit of fund raising before his charity ride from Rome to the Great Western Hospital. He is pictured with Sera Njie, of Swindon Travel Choices, Jason White, of Mitchell Cycles and Ellie Corcoran, of Swindon T Daniel Cavender, second right, is doing a last bit of fund raising before his charity ride from Rome to the Great Western Hospital. He is pictured with Sera Njie, of Swindon Travel Choices, Jason White, of Mitchell Cycles and Ellie Corcoran, of Swindon T

INTREPID cyclist Daniel Cavender has already raised more than £2,000 in sponsorship money for the Great Western Hospital.

The 39-year-old wants to raise £9,000 for the Osprey Ward for outpatients with serious conditions, and will fly to Rome to begin his sponsored cycle ride back to the GWH on May 12.

On Thursday a special May day fun fair was held to help raise the funds.

Daniel said: “It was fun. The main reason for the day was it was the last day I was on site at the GWH before I set off on my cycle challenge.

“There was a raffle and representatives from Swindon Travel Choices and Mitchell bikes were both there. They have been brilliant sponsors and I am really grateful fro their support. There was also a smoothie-making bike, which people could jump on and make their own smoothie.”

Daniel hopes that he can raise £9,000 in total for the cause, especially since it will be one of the toughest challenges of his life.

He said: “I’m just a normal man, I am not a fitness fanatic or a professional or anything. I do a bit of cycling now and then but this will probably be the hardest thing I will ever do.”

l To sponsor Daniel or to find out more about his challenge, visit www.gwhcharity challenge.org.

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