Colin will jump in the saddle and raise money for causes

Brothers (left) Colin Smith and Howard Smith are We Can Do It T-shirt winners for organising 20 friends to take part in a 50 mile charity cycle ride from Brighton to Portsmouth.'Picture: Allan Hutchings (1368-592)

Brothers (left) Colin Smith and Howard Smith are We Can Do It T-shirt winners for organising 20 friends to take part in a 50 mile charity cycle ride from Brighton to Portsmouth.'Picture: Allan Hutchings (1368-592)

Annette McHugh with daughter Ellie      Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170626-1955)

It’s a family affair at the Aegon Southsea Trophy for the McHughs

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Determined Colin Smith is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because he will jump in the saddle for two worthy causes.

Colin, 31, of Guildford Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, is cycling from Brighton to Portsmouth in May and is rallying his friends and family to join him.

Colin, who works for Sunlight Laundry, in Gladys Avenue, North End, wants to take on the 50-mile challenge for The Rowans Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.

He wants to help out the worthy causes because two of his colleagues recently overcame their battles with cancer.

‘Macmillan and The Rowans did so much to help these people so I’ve decided to raise some money for them,’ he says.

Colin says he would love to raise £5,000 for the charities – and is urging people to support him.

He will soon begin his training for the ride.

He says: ‘It’s going to be very tough and I know it will hurt so I want to get fully prepared.

‘But it will be all worthwhile once I’ve finished it.

‘I normally cycle every day. I do it for fun, I like the freedom of it all and it helps me get fit.

‘This is something I have always wanted to do and now I’ve got a reason to do it, to raise money for two great causes.’

So far Colin will be joined by his brother Howard Smith, 26, on the ride.

To donate, e-mail Colin at colbaby53@googlemail.com.

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