Derek covers country for Paralympic cause

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Local resident Derek Barnett cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising £2,900 for the British Paralympic Association and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Deloitte’s Ride Across Britain event, which covers 969 miles along the length of the UK, began on September 10 and lasted nine days.

Derek, from Tunbridge Wells, said: “As a fully paid-up member of the Lycra-clad brigade and 2016 being my 60th year, I decided to set myself a real cycling challenge and to raise funds for two excellent charities at the same time.

“My two charities are the British Paralympic Association, who challenge perceptions and help create a better world for disabled people, and Macmillan Cancer Support, who make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.”

To make a donation, visit and search for Derek Barnett.

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