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Mayor 'overwhelmed' by support after 975-mile bike ride smashes fundraising target

A Telford mayor has smashed fundraising targets after completing a mammoth bike ride in just 101 hours.

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And after just 70 hours in the saddle, 101 hours in total, Councillor Preece completed the 975 mile journey

Last week, Councillor Ian Preece, the Mayor of Great Dawley, rode an incredible 975 miles from Land's End to John o'Groats in just 101 hours.

With a goal of £1,000, he said he has been "blown away" by the support he's received from back home that has now clocked up £3,000 for Severn Hospice.

Ian has been a long supporter of the hospice charity after they provided support for his younger sister when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

"I'm a bit sore, but it's been well worth it," he said.

Councillor Preece set off from Land's End on Friday

"What Severn Hospice do for the community is remarkable and a lot of people don't realise it's not NHS, they rely on donations.