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Firefighters saddle up for charity cycle challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:23 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 18 June 2018

The firefighters from Wrentham Fire Station are pictured as they prepare for the ride. Picture: Courtesy of Wrentham Fire Station

The firefighters from Wrentham Fire Station are pictured as they prepare for the ride. Picture: Courtesy of Wrentham Fire Station

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A group of six firefighters have set out on a charity bike ride.

The retained crew members from Wrentham Fire Station set off from Llangefni Fire Station in Wales this morning (Monday) as they cycle 381 miles across the country as part of special challenge.

The six firefighters have set out on the ‘Wrentham Fire Ride,’ from Wales to Lowestoft, which is due to be completed as the group arrive at south Lowestoft fire station on Friday, June 22.

The retained crew of Wrentham fire station – consisting of firefighters Aaron English, Steve Howard, Richard Lark, Shane Sillett, James Supple and Richard Supple – are cycling from the west of the country to the UK’s most easterly town in order to “give something back” as they raise money and awareness for two important charities – The Fire Fighters Charity and Mind.

On Friday the crew will visit the Suffolk County Council offices at Endeavour House in Ipswich to meet Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service colleagues, before cycling the remaining distance to Lowestoft.

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