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11-year old Pangbourne pupil cycles 50 miles for cancer charity

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Rory Hogan raises £2,900 for his effort after Aunt fell sick

AN 11-year old from a Pangbourne school completed a 50-mile bike ride in aid of cancer charity Royal Marsden Charity on Saturday, raising £2,900 for his efforts.

Rory Hogan, a pupil at St Andrew’s School took on the ride after hearing that his aunt was ill and receiving treatment through the charity.

After an online fundraising campaign he set off, the route taking him from Hungerford to Bath along the Kennet and Avon cycle route.

Carolyn Reeves of the school said: “The first 20 miles went quite smoothly as friends and family met him along the way, but a combination of punctures and ailing bicycles, combined with some tired and aching legs made the last part hard-going.

“Not to be deterred, and spurred on by his devotion to the cause, he finished the ride at the end of a challenging day out with a huge smile on his face.

“Rory would like to thank all those people who gave so generously to his cause, as well as to the friends and family who cheered him along the way.”

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