An epic bike ride in memory of young colleagues

    The Chapel Charity Cycle

    It was an epic bike ride for charity that lasted eight days across six countries and 1,000 miles.

    And by the time the team from The Chapel hairdressing salon in Tunbridge Wells crossed the finishing line last week it had raised £59,000. At least £20,000 is going to Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre, with the rest to Cancer Research UK.

    Five staff from the salon were diagnosed with cancer in the last couple of years.

    Three of them, aged between 26 and 34, passed away.

    The team was headed by salon co-founders Toby and Amanda Dicker, with son Bert taking part in the final leg.

    Thanking supporters, Toby Dicker said: “One of the most interesting aspects of the venture was how this cause brought a team of people together and how it inspired amazing feats in so many individuals.

    “Two of our team were actually ladies who had recently been having treatment for cancer, one of them two days before the start.”

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