80-year-old to pedal 80 miles

AN 80-year-old man from Gosport is ready for his charity cycle next week.

Ray is pictured on his bike alongside deputy mayor of Gosport, V Neal, as he prepares to embark on the journey of a lifetime

THIS WEEK IN 1971: Ray begins 13,000-mile pedal

To a rousing chorus of ‘hip hip hooray’ led by the deputy mayor of Gosport, Victor Neal, cyclist Ray Reece set off from Gosport Town Hall on the first leg of a13,000-mile pedal safari.


Heartbroken family unite with cyclists in safety demands after Southsea dad’s crash death

A HEARTBROKEN family has united with a grieving cycling community to demand an end to cyclists’ ‘needless deaths’.

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A computer-generated image of how the new skatepark at Bridgemary, Gosport, will look

Council says new skate park will be adored by teens

WORK has begun on building a new skate park.

No wonder 10-year-old Karen looked glum, a thief had stolen her very first bicycle, a birthday present

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Sneak thief ruins Karen’s birthday

Cosham schoolgirl Karen Threader was about to turn 11 – but a thief made sure her birthday was ruined before it even started.

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Teacher takes a stand on human trafficking

A TEACHER from Park Community School has recently returned from a charity cycle, helping in the ongoing global fight against human trafficking.

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Portchester BMX star is taking a trip in the Take Me Out love lift

HE’S a professional BMX rider who has finished fourth in the world championships – but this weekend it’s Declan Brooks’ sex appeal that is being put to the test.

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Popular horse fair to return to village today

THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit Wickham today for the annual Horse Fair.

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Cyclist prepares for a mammoth journey

A CYCLIST is gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime – as he plans to pedal around the world in 80 days.


Bike riders embark on 250-mile challenge through France for charity

FORMER Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill was among 100 bike riders who stopped off on Portsdown Hill as part a fundraising bike ride.

Greg Mitchell was less than impressed to learn that his bike, found by police, had yet again gone missing

THIS WEEK IN 1993: Portsmouth police find a stolen bike – then lose it

Portsmouth police told cyclist Greg Mitchell they had found his stolen bike 12 months after it went missing – but later admitted they didn’t know where it was.


New state-of-the-art cycle studio opens at Havant leisure centre

A LEISURE centre has announced the opening of a brand-new cycle studio.


WATCH: Tandem Men pedal through city on 18,000-mile world charity mission

THEY’RE in the final stages of an epic 18,000-mile cycle around the world for charity.

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The official launch of Primera-TeamJobs in the south

Four businesses join up to sponsor cycling team

FOUR businesses have joined forces to support the winning ambitions of a cycling team in the south.

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Cancer nurse Jane Coombs, who works at St. Richards Hospital in Chichester. She will be cycling from London to Paris in May, to raise money for Myeloma UK.
CAPTION: Jane Coombs will be cycling from London to Paris for charity

Nurse set to get pedalling for bone cancer charity

A CANCER nurse is going to be swapping her iconic Harley Davidson for a simple pushbike.

James Copeland on his way to glory. Picture: Eamonn Deane/

Copeland back with a bang

James Copeland banished painful memories of a broken shoulder blade with victory in the VC St Raphael Hard Riders time trial on Portsdown Hill last Sunday.

Jacob Vaughan leads Chris Opie, Rory Townsend and Jack Billyard into Boarhunt on the final lap of Portsdown Hill. Picture: Hugh McManus

Opie lauds Vaughan talent

Chris Opie has predicted a bright future for Perfs Pedal runner-up Jacob Vaughan.

Persf Pedal winner Chris Opie with runner-up Jacob Vaughan, left, and third-placed Rory Townsend, right. Picture: Hugh McManus

Perfs chief delighted by Pedal power

Mick Waite has saluted everyone who got behind Sunday’s Perfs Pedal – from his own support team to those in the wider cycling community.

Tim Mackew has been inspired by the work of his late mother, Rose

Cycling for children in the heart of the South Downs

A MOUNTAIN biking event is taking place to fundraise for the Chestnut Tree House.

Chris Opie celebrates victory. Picture: Hugh McManus

Opie: Perfs glory was a big deal

Chris Opie got BIKE Channel Canyon off to a winning start at the Perfs Pedal and insisted: It was a big deal for us.

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