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Phil will go far after beating Boris over hill
5:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
A HOSPITAL business manager hopes to take on more 100-mile bike rides after raising £600 in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 earlier this month.
He crossed the line in just under five hours and 40 minutes – finishing about 5,000th out of 13,000 riders – and now has a taste for more long-distance rides.
The father-of-two said: “I absolutely loved it.
“For me, the toughest part was the first 40-odd miles, when I had a really tight quad muscle in my leg – and that was before I even got to the big hills.”
He said he managed to overtake London mayor Boris Johnson heading up one hill.
Mr Rankin, who commutes by bike from his home in Witney to Headington, has signed up for a 100-mile ride in the New Forest in October and the RideLondon-Surrey 100 again next year.
He will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) next year. His 13-year-old daughter Grace has type one diabetes.
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