A Wood Dalling resident has taken up a cycling challenge to raise money in memory of a friend, Graham Wells, who recently died from motor neurone disease.
“The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) had been very supportive to Graham and his family during this sad and difficult time,” explained Amanda Rodwell, who lives in the hamlet of Tyby.
A retired farmer who farmed at Church Farm, Brandiston, Mr Wells was a great sportsman and enjoyed playing golf. And as Mrs Rodwell is a member of Sheringham Golf Club, she decided to cycle the equivalent distance between Sheringham and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (the home of golf in Scotland), a distance of 411 miles.
She recently achieved this feat over a period of four weeks, cycling around Norfolk and raising more than £1,300 for the Norfolk and Waveney Branch of MNDA to help other sufferers of motor neurone disease in the county.
She celebrated the completion of the challenge with Mr Wells’ widow Christine and friends, enjoying a pleasant cycle ride along the Marriott’s Way to finish at Reepham Station.
“I am not a long-distance cyclist, but occasionally cycled to the village of Wood Dalling, which is about a mile from where we live,” said Mrs Rodwell.
“The challenge was quite daunting when I set out, but I have really enjoyed it, discovering bits of Norfolk I did not know existed.
“And I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family, who all donated to MNDA.”
Donations can still be made to Amanda’s cycling challenge HERE
Pictured above (left to right): Jo Adams, Amanda Rodwell, Guy Adams, Roz Rawlinson, Tony Rawlinson and Christine Wells. Photo: submitted