Exhausted but elated, nine incredible cyclists completed the gruelling Cycle Challenge this week. The challenge, supported by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, saw the team pedal 500 miles from Edinburgh to London in just five days. Among the cyclists was Paul Jones, father of April Jones, who was tragically abducted and murdered nearly four years ago, aged just five. As he is registered blind, Paul completed the ride on a tandem.
Paul said: “In 2012 my beautiful daughter April went missing at the age of five. Despite huge support from the police and the public, our search ended in tragedy. Missing People provided us with support during this time, and I would like to raise funds to ensure that many more families receive this vital support.
Returning to a hero’s welcome in London there were tears, speeches and celebrations. Together, cyclists raised nearly £27K for Missing People. This makes a huge difference to the services we are able to offer families like Paul’s, such as our free and confidential 116 000 helpline available 24/7 for anyone facing the agony of missing a loved one.
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