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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

West Bridgford to Skegness cycle ride for The Friary

The Friary’s CEO Ben Talbot has been in close contact with the team and will be driving the Friary van on Sunday.

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Next Sunday 20th September, four local Rushcliffe residents have taken on the challenge of cycling from West Bridgford to Skegness to raise money for local charity the Friary.

Mark Ryan, Rob Wallace, Joe Muddiman and Neil Thacker will set off from the Friary at 8am that day. They hope to raise as much money as possible to support the organisation as it continues to work with those who are rough sleeping as well as those who are at risk of homelessness.

Mark has already raised a significant amount of money for the charity during the lockdown period and has now enlisted the support of his friends as he finds a new way to fundraise.

What makes their efforts even more impressive is that the majority of the team have taken up cycling especially for the day. The last few months has seen them training throughout the week. 

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The Friary’s CEO Ben Talbot has been in close contact with the team and will be driving the Friary van on Sunday in order to meet the team en route to provide support and refreshment.

He was full of praise for the efforts of the team.

“I can’t thank Mark enough for the support he has given the charity during the pandemic. He has never stopped looking for ways to help us and taking on a challenge like this is just another example of the efforts he will go to.”

Rob, Joe and Neil didn’t think twice about taking part in the ride and everyone at the Friary is humbled by their efforts. Especially during these uncertain times.

The Friary continues to support those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. The future is uncertain for everyone in society at the moment and we realise that a charity like the Friary has a real responsibility to support those who are in need of practical and emotional support at this time.

If anyone feels able to support this fundraising effort, we can assure you the funds will be directly supporting all those in need that are accessing our services at this time’

Pictured from left is Rob Wallace, Ben Talbot (Friary), Joe Muddiman and Mark Ryan.

If you would like to donate to the Friary bike ride, please click on this link:


If you want to learn more about the Friary and want to know how to help our charity please contact Helen Jones, Marketing & Communications Officer: www.the-friary.org.uk or call 0115 982 5448.