Woodhouse fundraisers in gear for 320-mile cycling challenge

A bike ride from Mansfield to Newquay sets off this week end to raise money for the John Eastwood Hospice  in memory of Jean Pegg  picture shows from the left Malc Jennings, David Brown, Dale Pegg, Dean Pegg, Andy Cantrell and Rod Pegg husband of Jean
A bike ride from Mansfield to Newquay sets off this week end to raise money for the John Eastwood Hospice in memory of Jean Pegg picture shows from the left Malc Jennings, David Brown, Dale Pegg, Dean Pegg, Andy Cantrell and Rod Pegg husband of Jean
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TWO plumbers and their friends will be cycling from Mansfield Woodhouse to Newquay to raise cash for the John Eastwood Hospice.

Dean Pegg (37) came up with the challenge after losing his mother, Mary, to cancer in January.

He will be joined by four friends and his father, Rod (67), to cycle 320 miles and reach Newquay within four days to raise money for the John Eastwood Hospice Trust.

“The hospice really helped a lot during my mum’s last moments and were fantastic, I can’t thank them enough,” said Dean, of Nelson Close, Mansfield.

To prepare for the trek the group has been covering up to 200 miles in the last few weeks after training since March.

This is not the first time Dean has raised money for charity after cycling to Skegness four years ago for Cancer Research.

Plumber Malcolm Jennings (32) said he has been working hard to get fit.

“After last time we said we needed a bit more of a challenge. Loads said they would do it at first but now it’s just us, but that hasn’t stopped us,” said Malcolm.

The group is hoping to raise between £2,000 to £3,000 for the hospice.

John Eastwood Hospice accounts officer Christine Hassall said the money will be put to good use.

She added: “Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do, so the pounds they raise are very precious.”

David Brown (32), Dale Pegg (41) and Andrew Cantrell (37) will also be taking part in the cycle.