Optical assistant and avid road cyclist Lee Ford static-cycled 100 miles to raise money for Sport Relief.

The born and bred Sudbury resident set up his bike on a turbo trainer outside the local opticians at 6a Market Hill on Friday 23 March.

Lee cycled at an average speed of 16mph non-stop for six hours and 10 minutes without so much as a toilet break, and collected over £350 in donations from generous passers-by.

Donations from generous passers-by

Retail director at Specsavers in Sudbury, Lynette Copeland, said: ‘As a store we always like to participate in charity events whenever we can and we support Sport Relief every time. They help to raise a huge amount of money for some great causes.

‘We are so proud of Lee for his determination and stamina in this challenge and it was fantastic to see how our local community came together to support him.’

100 miles non-stop

The 37-year-old has been cycling for over seven years and regularly takes part in time trials with local team Cycle Club Sudbury.

Lee said: ‘I do cycle a lot but I literally didn’t stop the entire time, so I did start to get a bit sore by the end. The last two hours were difficult but I pushed through and made it to the 100 mile mark.’

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