Hull Vet’s Charity Cycle Challenge

Jim Morris prepares for his BHF cycling challenge aThe practice owner of one of Hull’s leading Veterinary Practices is taking to his bike to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Jim Morris, practice owner and principal veterinary surgeon of Haven Veterinary Group in Hedon and Holderness Road, Hull has committed to the gruelling off road version of the classic London to Paris cycle route and will begin his 190 mile challenge on 29th June.

Keen cyclist Jim explained the appeal of the challenge; “I was looking for an event that would motivate me to maintain my cycling fitness through the winter and I saw that the British Heart Foundation organise the only charity off-road ride of this type.  It looks a great route and is for a very worthy cause that is very close to home as I have had close family and friends lost to, and affected by, heart disease.”

Jim, who is riding with friends Lee Brocklebank and Steve Maplebeck from Withernsea, leaves London on the 29th June for the three day ride that takes in the South Downs, Forges les Eaux  and Lyons la Forêt in Normandy and along mixed terrain trails to the finish line at the Palace of Versailles for a well deserved end of ride dinner.

Jim is hoping to raise £500 to benefit BHF’s vital research and would be very grateful for any support that people may be able to give.  Please visit www.justgiving.com/Jim-Morris1 to lend your support.

Haven Veterinary Group specialises in the treatment and care of small and large animals and is one of the longest established veterinary practices in Hull.  Its Holderness Road practice is also one of only a few nurse training centres in East Yorkshire.

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