Published: July 26, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea OIympic star supports Brent Knoll cycling fundraiser

Burnham-On-Sea's Olympic BMX star Liam Phillips has helped a charity bike ride in Brent Knoll raise more than £1,700 for the British Lung Foundation.

Family and friends of Chris Evans, who died nearly two years ago from a progressive lung disease, took part in a 26-mile cycle marathon.

The fundraiser started at Brent Knoll's Red Cow pub and saw the cyclists pedal to the Sheppey Inn at Godney and back.

Liam Phillips donated Team GB cycling tops and caps signed by him, Jess Varnish, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes which were raffled off and made a huge £265.

Organiser Jenny Evans told that the event, which is in its second year, was held in memory of her dad, Chris Evans, who died nearly two years ago from a progressive lung disease.

"Each year the event has attracted so many friends and neighbours from Brent Knoll and surrounding villages to raise money for a wonderful charity."

"We couldn't have done the bike ride and BBQ without generous contributions from local businesses; The Red Cow, Havercrofts Butchers, Warburtons and route signs from ultimate BMX Parts as well as organisational help from Richard Mills Roberts and Mike Hardy."

"Thank you to everyone who supported the event, we look forward to seeing you all next year."


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