Alpha Group’s Reg Sookee completes 100 mile cycle for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice

Alpha Group UK’s Reg Sookee has completed a gruelling 100 mile bike ride to raise money for the UK children’s charity, Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

Sookee finished the challenge in a time of five hours 57 minutes and managed to raise over £1,200 through his efforts for the organisation.

After five years of applying, Sookee finally had his breakthrough and was accepted to ride as part of Prudential’s Ride100 competition, a daring circuit filled with twists and turns, long straights, and dreaded hills around beautiful sites of London and the stunning Surrey countryside.

“While being a keen road cyclist, this was a personal achievement and the ride meant more to me than the blood, sweat and tears on the bike,” said Sookee. “Following a visit to one of Shooting Star Children’s Hospice’s hospice days earlier this year, I was personally struck by the help and support the charity provides young people and families, as they go through life-changing situations and battle life-limiting conditions.

“Seeing babies, children, young people and their families go through the struggles spurred me on his mission to raise money for the charity.”

Supported by his colleagues –  who are said to still be in recovery from the image of the rider in his lycra – Sookee completed the ride in a top finishing time. He has urged anyone willing to support the cause and Shooting Star Hospice to visit the Just Giving page.

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