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Riders support Norwood

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-11-13

Clive Goldstein, Martin Ross and John Grant took part in Norwood South Africa bike ride

Clive Goldstein, Martin Ross and John Grant took part in Norwood South Africa bike ride

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A sponsored bike ride across South Africa has raised more than £500,000 to support the work of children's and families charity Norwood.

According to Ian Tate, Norwood's head of challenges, 135 people took part and during the first three days of the trek travelled an average 100km a day.

"It was one of the most challenging rides we have ever done," he said.

Those taking part cycled along South Africa's Garden Route which took in forests and sandy beaches and finished in Cape Town.

As with previous bike rides, those with learning disabilities also took part on tandem bikes. "Tandem teams came from our services in London and Berkshire, and they did amazingly well. We are already looking forward to our international ride next year, which will be in Rajasthan in India, where we will cycle past scenery such as the Taj Mahal, on our way to the beautiful pink city of Jaipur."

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