Paul and his regulars take up challenge for heart charity

Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor
Fareham Community Hospital in Salisbury Green

Picture: Paul Jacobs

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Pub landlord Paul Taylor is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because he will jump in the saddle for a worthy cause. x

Paul, 40, of The Rose in June, in Copnor, Portsmouth, and three of his regulars will cycle from London to Brighton and then back to the pub.

They’re doing it to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.

The team will start at 11pm on Saturday and travel through the night.

They aim to get back by 4pm on Sunday and upon their return a garden party will be held in celebration.

There will be a bouncy castle, raffle, barbecue and face painting for the kids.

Everyone is welcome to go along.

Paul, who runs the pub with his wife Caroline, 35, with their business partners Paul Saynor, 60, and his wife Mary, says: ‘I am madly excited.

‘We are all really, really looking forward to it.

‘We’re doing this for The British Heart Foundation because some of the regulars have had heart problems. It’s about raising awareness.’

The cyclists started training in January and have kept up their stamina doing regular long-distance rides.

More than £1,000 has already been raised.

‘It’s going to be exciting when we come back,’ Paul says.

‘It feels good knowing we are doing something which will make a difference.’ To donate, pick up a sponsor form behind the bar of The Rose in June.