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MD's epic centenary cycle ride

PUBLISHED: 14:34 27 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:19 20 February 2013

MD's epic centenary cycle ride

MD's epic centenary cycle ride

Managing Director of Hoburne Holiday Parks James Lapage sets off on day five of his epic cycle ride around all seven Hoburne parks

MDs epic centenary
cycle ride

Managing Director of Hoburne Holiday Parks James Lapage sets off on day five of his epic cycle ride around all seven Hoburne parks

When? Sunday, May 6

Time? 9am

Where? Hoburne Cotswold, Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 5UQ

James Lapage is cycling hundreds of miles to help children with cancer travelling long distances for treatment.

He will be pedalling 350 miles between all seven Hoburne Parks from Hoburne Doublebois in Cornwall to Hoburne Park in Christchurch to help mark the companys centenary.

He and his sister, Sue Marchant, who lives in Newbury, aim to cross the finishing line on Monday May 7 100 years to the day that the Hoburne story began. The current Chairmans great-grandfather John Burry bought Hubborn Farm at auction on May 7 1912 and this is where Hoburne Park stands today.

I wanted to raise at least 5,000 and I have already hit that target, which is fantastic. Its a great driving force when I am cycling in the cold or the rain wondering what on earth I am doing, James said.

I have never done anything like this before. The first time I got on a bicycle for more than 30 years was on holiday in November 2010. I got my own bike last summer and have been training hard this year, but May is still coming round really fast.

The longest distance he will cycle in any one day will be 80 miles from Hoburne Cotswold to Hoburne Bashley in the New Forest.

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, Hoburne has pledged to raise 100,000 for childrens cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

To sponsor James visit or call 0844 288 2012.


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