Fareham dad takes to two wheels to raise money for charity

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Artists impression of the Solent Freedom Tunnel portal at Whippingham, IOW. 
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The Able Connections proposal is to create a new North-South axis through the centre of the Solent region by constructing a tunnel from the M27 east of junction 9 to the Whippingham roundabout on the Isle of Wight, with an additional access intersection 'cut and cover' portal near the mainland coast between Browndown and Meon.  (options being discussed). The scheme brings a range of benefits to the region, including a step change in the connectivity of the Solents emerging mass transit public transport network, reduced highway congestion, reduced HGVs in city centres, new habitat for wildlife and public amenity, agglomeration benefits for industries in the Aerospace, Marine Defence and Composites sectors and other major employers in south Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as improved accessibility for tourists to the island. The scheme

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CARING Simon Burton will be taking on a gruelling 100-mile cycle challenge to raise money for charity.

The 37-year-old is one of 24,000 cyclists involved in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday.

He is hoping to raise £250 for the National Autistic Society to say thanks for the help the charity has given him with his seven-year-old son Jacob, who has autism.

Simon, a software tester, from Fareham, said: ‘I’m a huge cycling fan so the ride will be a lot of fun but I also hope it will get people thinking about autism in a more positive way.

‘For me, autism is just a different way of thinking.

‘Sure, my son has certain social difficulties but he’s a happy and intelligent chap who sees the world in a unique way and has so much to give to society; he’s a blessing and I wouldn’t change him for the world.

‘All Jacob and people living with autism need is the right support and understanding.’

To sponsor Simon, go to justgiving.com/Simon-Burton-RL2014

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