Rugby dad’s 86-mile cycle ride - with no training

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A determined dad has completed an 86-mile charity cycle without a single day of training.

Matthew Tyler, from Hillmorton, took part in the London100 cycle to raise money for the Ju-Jitsu club his daughter attends in Newbold and the disability charity Scope.

The 100-mile race was shortened to 86 miles due to heavy rain and hail storms on the day.

Mr Tyler, a furniture designer, said he wanted to help two good causes and push himself.

He said: “The Ju-Jitsu Rugby class my daughter attends has been fantastic for teaching her good morals and life values, as well as giving her lots of self-confidence.

“I wanted to be able to support a local and national cause.

“The ride hurt but it was totally worth it.”

Mr Tyler completed the cycle in just under five hours.

He said: “There weren’t many spectators out early in the morning, which wasn’t surprising as it was pouring with rain.

“But as the day progressed more and more people came out to cheer everybody on and it was a massive boost for morale right when I needed it.”

Paul Treen Motors, in Lawford Road, generously donated to the fund.

Some of the money will go towards helping the Ju-Jitsu Rugby club expand. Visit To donate go to