Paris cycle ride boosts May Centre

PUBLISHED: 07:47 21 September 2014

Cyclist James Warren pictured at Beccles May Centre with his father Peter and Mayor of Beccles Caroline Topping.

Cyclist James Warren pictured at Beccles May Centre with his father Peter and Mayor of Beccles Caroline Topping.


A gruelling 250-mile cycle ride in temperatures in the 80s has given a boost to a Beccles Charity.

James Warren took part in the ride between the two capital cities earlier this year which had to be completed in four days.

Sponsorship is still being collected and Mr Warren is dividing the money between The May Centre in Beccles and the Alzheimer’s Society.

“My father Peter is a volunteer organiser at the May Centre and I am happy to help this charity that gives so much support to residents in the Beccles area.

“In the past I have cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End so even though this was a shorter distance the 
high temperatures and the fact we had to complete 60 or 70 miles a day made it hard,” said Mr Warren who now lives in the Loughborough area.

Last week Mr Warren brought his bike to the May Centre and was able to explain about his ride to everyone there.

He was welcomed by his father and by Caroline Topping, the Mayor of Beccles. “I am so pleased to meet James and say a big thank you on behalf of everyone at the May Centre,” said Mrs Topping.

The May Centre, a day centre for adults with disabilities, is beginning a fund-raising campaign to purchase a new mini-bus 
that is used to bring people from villages in the Beccles area 
to the May Centre in Common Lane, Beccles.

The next fund-raising event at the May Centre 
is a bingo evening on Friday, May 3, 7pm for 7.30pm, 
at The May Centre, Common Lane, Beccles. There will 
also be a bar and a raffle, everyone is welcome.

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