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Bike challenge in memory of ‘sorely missed’ mum

Gearing up: Mark Lamoury, Peter Mason, Kevin OSullivan, Ray Sanderson and Mark Follen who are taking part in a charity bike ride and below Mark and Nicola

Gearing up: Mark Lamoury, Peter Mason, Kevin OSullivan, Ray Sanderson and Mark Follen who are taking part in a charity bike ride and below Mark and Nicola

A widower who lost his wife to cancer is gearing up for an epic bike ride in her memory.

Mark Lamoury’s wife Nicola died in October last year of skin cancer, she was just 44.

The pair had been married for 22 years and had three children together Oliver, 18, Lydia, 15 and Tabitha, five.

Now Mark and his friends are preparing to cycle ride of Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Mark, 45, from Broughton, near Preston, described Nicola, who was a teaching assistant at Barton St Lawrence School, as “lovely” and “happy”.

He said she is “sorely missed every day.”

Nicola had been prompted to go to the doctors after her hairdresser spotted a black mark on her head.

She was diagnosed with melanoma in the September and passed away in the October.

Mark said: “It was terrible, I want to get something out of it for Cancer Research UK and help somebody else not go through what we have gone through.”

The pair, who are both originally from Bolton, met at high school and have live in Broughton since 1993.

The ride is 969 miles and the team will cycle over nine days from May 3 until May 11.

Mark will be joined by friends Mark Follen, Peter Mason, Kevin O’Sullivan, Ray Sanderson and Tom Parkinson for the ride.

They will pass through Preston on May 6.

The following day the riders will call at St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School and Barton St Lawrence School.

So far the team has raised more than £13,000, they hope to raise £20,000. Visit: www.justgiving.com/mark-lamoury

 

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