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Chippenham man's 660-mile challenge for RUH
3:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
Chippenham man Tom Barnard will be taking part in a event to raise money for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group’s appeal to purchase a Positron scanner for the Royal United Hospital (RUH).
Nigel Arbury, from Frome, plans to walk the 160 miles from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster to Bath’s RUH along the Thames to Reading and then along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Bath in 48 hours.
Meanwhile cyclist friends Tom and Stuart Mardon, of Bath, will cycle 250 miles on fixed gear bikes only travelling during daylight hours. Their route will follow the Thames Valley Cycle Route to Oxford, then on through Witney to Lechlade. They will then double back to Reading and carry on their journey along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Bath.
They set off at 1.30pm on September 12 after lunch at the Houses of Parliament. Heading the support team will be Martin Bax. To support the challenge visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/westminsterchallenge
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