Friends cycle from HMS Victory for fundraiser

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TWO friends used an historic landmark as the start line for their charity fundraiser.

Aaron Thorne, and friend Paul Wilson, cycled from HMS Victory, at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, to HMS Belfast, in London.

The pair were raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Aaron, from Essex, wanted to set himself a fundraising challenge as a tribute to his late father who passed away from lung cancer.

He said: ‘My dad and I used to love visiting HMS Victory.

‘It made sense to start from HMS Victory in Portsmouth, which is also my dad’s birthplace’.

Aaron and Paul have raised more than £1,000 to date.

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