Lord Mayor of Sheffield's son finishes 200 mile charity cycle

The Lord Mayor Denise Fox's son has raised £850 for charity by cycling from Sheffield to Skegness and back again.

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 12:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 3:10 pm
Jordon Fox (right) and his cycling companion Ray Mason (centre) presented Coun Fox (left) with a cheque for 850 outside Sheffield Town Hall

Jordon Fox, aged 30, took on the challenge after becoming ‘addicted’ to cycling when he took it up earlier this year.

He pedalled from Sheffield to Ingoldmells - three miles north of Skegness - and back in two days.

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He said: “I wanted to join a club and thanks to the great set of fellow riders at Sitwell cycle club, I joined.

“My other goal was to complete a 100 mile bike ride.

“What better way to do this then to help my mum, who is the current Lord Mayor of Sheffield, raise as much money as she possibly can for her four chosen charities which are close to her heart.”

The four charities the Lord Mayor has chosen to support this year are:

-- The Army Benevolent Fund – supporting soldiers, former soldiers and immediate family of the British army

-- St Luke’s – providing specialist care for seriously ill people which involves physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for patients and their relatives

-- Sparkle – helping families with autistic children meet the challenges they face and feel less isolated, less frightened and more empowered

-- Support Dogs – a Sheffield-based national charity helping people with epilepsy or physical disabilities and children with autism.

Jordon and his cycling companion Ray Mason presented Coun Fox with a cheque for £850 outside Sheffield Town Hall.