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John Connett completes charity bike ride

Published: 4 August 2017 - Fiona Garcia
John Collett (second from left) with his team at the Liverpool Nightrider event
John Collett (second from left) with his team at the Liverpool Nightrider event

Faithfull Tools national account mananger John Connett completed a 100km bike ride to raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, despite having to make a citizen's arrest on the night.

Mr Connett completed the Liverpool Nightrider charity bike ride in just under six hours round a very wet, windy Liverpool and the Wirral on Saturday, July 15.

However, it was an eventful night that began, he said, “with someone trying to pinch my bike off the roof rack”. The culprit was caught and handed over to police and subsequently arrested by police but the attempted theft made Mr Connett and his team late for the start of the race. They soon got moving through and Mr Connett said: “the adrenaline was pumping and got us all through the night,” despite double puctures from at pothole at 2.30am. 

The team has raised over £2,000 so far for Alder Hey, which Mr Connett is delighted about.

Last year Mr Connett and more than 20 of his family and friends participated in the Praia da Luz Sprint Triathlon festival in Portugal, aiming to smash a £10,000 fundraising target along the way.

 

 

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