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non-stopchallengebartlettsA garage worker is set to cycle 10 laps of the Isle of Wight to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) – a charity close to the hearts of the firm he works for.

Simon Richards, a workshop supervisor at Bartletts Service Station in Newchurch, is to cycle a total of 1000km around the Isle of Wight over the course of the May Bank Holiday completing 10 laps of the Island – around 50 hours cycling time in total.

The massive charity fundraiser is to give something back to GOSH after the successful treatment of 13-year-old Aidan Radford, the son of Bartlett’s manager, Dan. Aidan had a major operation to remove a tumour from the left occipital lobe of his brain following a number of seizures as a result of epilepsy – seizures which have stopped since his operation in London in August last year.

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GOSHlogoThe charity ride will begin at midday on Thursday 30th Apil from Wootton and will see Simon ride non-stop right through to around 17:00 on Sunday 3rd May. Members of the Radford family will also be cycling the Isle of Wight Randonnee, the same route Simon will follow.

Aidan’s heart-jerking story has been published on the event’s JustGiving page which has been set up to help raise at least £3000. You can read Aidan’s story and donate at

More information is set to be published nearer the time – stay connected with Island Echo for more.



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