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Winchester revs up for charity cycle ride

12 June, 2017
Krupesh Barchha prepares for the London to Brighton Bike Ride
Krupesh Barchha prepares for the London to Brighton Bike Ride

Specsavers Winchester store director Krupesh Barchha is gearing up to take on the gruelling London to Brighton Bike Ride in a bid to raise £500 for the British Heart Foundation.

54-mile route

The self-confessed cycle fanatic is due to tackle the 54-mile route on 18 June, starting in Clapham Common and travelling through the Surrey and Sussex countryside before finishing in Brighton.

The Specsavers Winchester store is organising a number of fundraising activities to support Krupesh on his journey, with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

The business hosted a bake sale on 10 June and is holding a competition asking customers to donate £1 to guess the amount of sweets in a jar, with the winner taking home the entire jar of sweets.

Visitors donating £2 will also have the chance to play a spin the wheel game to win a free sight test or optical accessory.

A word from the director

Krupesh says: ‘I love cycling and I thought this would be a great way to support such a worthy cause as the British Heart Foundation.

‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and we’re hoping to raise a large amount of money for the charity.'

Those looking to support Krupesh can also donate on his Just Giving page.

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