Emsworth father takes on ‘epic’ cycle to Paris for son

CHALLENGE The St Peregrine VC team
CHALLENGE The St Peregrine VC team
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DRIVING rain and high winds didn’t stop a determined son cycling from London to Paris in his parents’ memory.

Andrew Brabyn, from Emsworth, and a group of five friends, calling themselves the St Peregrine VC team, finished the challenge last weekend in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Mr Brabyn, 42, lost his mother Andrea Small to ovarian cancer in 2006 and his father Harry died of lung cancer in 2007.

In total the group has raised £22,000 for its chosen charity.

‘In one word, it was epic,’ said Mr Brabyn, a graphic designer.

‘The second day we had 60-mile-an-hour winds and driving rain, the worst day I have ever experienced on a bike.

‘But the third and final day was sunshine and riding into the centre of Paris with a police escort was nothing short of amazing.’

To sponsor Mr Brabyn go to justgiving.com/St-Peregrine-VC