Long trip down memory lane

    Colin Mildwater

    Septuagenarian Colin Mildwater will start his epic challenge to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats tomorrow [Thursday].

    The 76-year-old is undertaking the feat in memory of two of his children who died young. His son Andrew passed away an hour after being born and his daughter Laura was killed by a motorist at the age of six.

    A keen cyclist, Colin is raising money for Together for Short Lives, a charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

    Colin has lived in Five Oak Green for 20 years and regularly pedals around the county with the San Fairy Ann Cycling Club.

    He said: “Losing a child is one of the most life-changing episodes that any parent can experience. The memory of that child is with you for the rest of your life.

    “I therefore think it very appropriate that as a long-distance cyclist I should do my last big ride to raise funds for Together for Short Lives.

    “When a child dies all you have is memories, and all I hope is that the money I raise will in some small way make those memories happier.”

    If you would like to support Colin, visit www.colincares.co.uk