Ride back on track

Buckingham Palace is the starting point for ride

Buckingham Palace is the starting point for ride

First published in News

An Oxford couple who had their bicycles stolen will set off today on a charity ride after buying new machines.

Daniel Smith and Carly Heywood, from East Oxford, will set off from Buckingham Palace for the 250-mile ride to Notre Dame in Paris.

Mr Smith, 27, and his partner Miss Heywood, 24, hoped to raise £3,000 for a new minibus for a Ghanian orphanage. Their total is now up to £700.

The bikes were taken from Reliance Way, on April 4 after thieves cut though the locks. Mr Smith said: “I replaced the bikes and we had time for one proper training cycle.”

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