A DIY store firm worker raised £9,500 by cycling from Blackpool to Paris.

Anil Pindoria, of Holland Road, Wembley, was one of three people to take part in the full 550 miles distance of his employer’s Wickes Tower To Tower Challenge in aid of blood cancer charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research between June 16 and 22.

Anil Pindoria, 30, of Wembley, a supply chain specialist for DIY firm Wickes, one of three people to take part in the full 550 miles distance of his employers Wickes Tower To Tower Challenge in aid of blood cancer charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research between June 16 and 22

The 30-year-old, a supply chain analyst, said: “The reason why I support Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is because three years ago the fundraising partnership gave me an amazing opportunity to try something outside of my comfort zone, getting to Everest base camp on a bike.

“I wanted to continue to do my bit and raise money for the charity, and as this was my second London to Paris ride I wanted to do something extra and even more challenging.

“That’s why I decided I would start at Blackpool Tower. The ride was tough, 885km over seven days.”

 

Rowan Parkes, account manager at Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said: “Anil’s cycle ride was just outstanding – not only did he cycle over 800km but he did it all with a smile on his face.

“Anil and the rest of his colleagues at Wickes are what make our partnership so special and so successful. Our partnership with Wickes has gone from strength to strength and we are very proud to work with them to help beat blood cancer together.”

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