Cyclists complete 308 mile pier to pier challenge in Cromer

Riders taking part in the Pier to Pier ride from Bournemouth to Cromer in support of Meningitis Now.

Riders taking part in the Pier to Pier ride from Bournemouth to Cromer in support of Meningitis Now. Left to right: Neil Tuffrey (support), Duncan Tuffrey, Dave Smith, John Preston, Pete Brown. - Credit: Archant

He started out on a bike delivering the North Norfolk News. But Duncan Tuffrey has come a long way from his days as paperboy after completing his latest cycling challenge.

Mr Tuffrey completed 308 mile route between Bournemouth Pier and Cromer Pier on Sunday.

The devoted dad took part in the three day endeavour to celebrate his son Adam surviving meningitis.

Now living in Bournemouth, Mr Tuffrey previously cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for Meningitis Now.

He was joined by friends Dave Smith, John Preston, Pete Brown on the ride to Cromer with brother Neil providing support.


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Insurance sales manager Mr Tuffrey said: 'I grew up in Aylsham and wanted to show the guys the area. I was bright and sunny as we set off, but shrouded in mist by the time we arrived in Cromer.'

The family have donated almost £50,000 through a series of fundrasing events.

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Now aged 21, Adam was six when he contracted meningitis. A professional musician he has organised a series of concerts on behalf of the charity.

To make a donation visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/piertopier

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