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Former cyclist from Hornchurch undertaking challenging ride in memory of parents

16:25 23 April 2014

Tim Stittle, from Hornchurch, who is cycling from London to Paris in July to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. [Picture: Saint Francis Hospice]

Tim Stittle, from Hornchurch, who is cycling from London to Paris in July to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice. [Picture: Saint Francis Hospice]

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A gruelling ride awaits a former professional cyclist, who is taking on the challenge to raise funds for the hospice which cared for his parents.

Tim Stittle is pedalling from London to Paris in July in memory of Derrick and Pam Stittle, who were looked after by Saint Francis Hospice at the end of their lives.

Derrick died of bowel cancer in 2011 and Pam of ovarian cancer two years later, after it spread to her stomach.

Landscape gardener Tim, who cycled professionally for 10 years, said: “I want to do this ride to give something back to the hospice.

“The people there will do anything for you and the care they provided was second to none.

“I never had the chance to do a race that finishes on the Champs-Élysées, so I’m looking forward to that, enjoying some of the countryside on the way and seeing my friends and family meet me at the finish line.”

Heather Cameron, of the hospice’s fundraising team, said: “Thanks to the efforts of people like Tim, we are able to raise incredible sums of money to fund our work. We wish him all the best and hope lots of people sponsor him.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/TimStittle.

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