Pailton man saddles up to help the homeless

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A Pailton man is saddling up for a 200 mile bike ride to help homeless people.

It’s the fifth year Keith Busfield has taken part in the Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride, which is being held this August bank holiday.

Keith said homelessness affects people from all walks of life.

“Triggers include bereavement, mental health issues, divorce, post traumatic stress, financial worries, loss of a job and loss of self esteem,” he said.

Keith is looking forward to the ride and is appealing for sponsors to help the charity, called the Connection at St Martin’s.

“You can’t beat a challenge and cycling 200 miles from Lincoln to London is no mean feat,” Keith added.

“Earlier this year I finished walking Coast to Coast for the same charity. It is a really fun ride, with cyclists keen to both soak up some of the history and also add to the £100,000 raised in previous years.”

Donate by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/saddlesore5 A limited number of places are available. Register by visiting www.queeneleanorcycleride.org.uk email queeneleanorcycle@gmail.com