Brave grandad hands over cheque

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A BRAVE grandad from Hucknall — and a dedicated team of fundraisers — have presented a cheque for more than £2,400 raised from an emotional charity bike-ride.

Geoff Crowson (49), of Birchdale Avenue, organised the 200-mile coast-to-coast cycle in aid of CANCER RESEARCH UK.

But after completing the marathon from St Bees in Cumbria to Whitby in North Yorkshire last summer, Geoff was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Chemotherapy has brought the life-threatening llness under control and he and the charity cyclists have handed over the cash. The other cyclists are Geoff’s son, Lee Crowson, of Hucknall; David Farmer, of Bulwell; Kevin Donson, of Rainworth; Richard Downing, of Farnsfield; Adam Evison, Jared Evison and Josh Cottam, of Southwell; and Ian Starbuck, of Forest Town, Mansfield.

The group are now planning a 170-mile fundraising ride to Skegness and back over two-and-a-half days in July.

They are also plotting a 300-mile circular ride from Le Havre to Calais in France next year.

n OUR PHOTO shows Geoff (right) and the bikers handing over the cheque to representatives of Cancer Research UK.