Father and son tackle cycling challenge in support of the fight against breast cancer

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A FATHER-and-son team from Malvern will be taking to the saddle next week to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

David and Matthew Toye will be taking on the Prudential Ride 100, a 100-mile cycle challenge through London and Surrey, on Sunday, August 10.

Mr Toye, of Upper Welland is 72, and his son Matthew, who now lives in Guildford with his family, is 42 , giving them a combined age of 114.

David Toye said: "My wife Christina, Matthew's mum, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. After a long, hard road she has made a good recovery and is now in remission, having had excellent treatment and care from our local health authority.

"That has motivated us to raise serious money for the fight against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care was the obvious choice for our efforts."

"We have the support of family, friends, neighbours and the Malvern Singers, Malvern Soaring Association, the congregation of Little Malvern Priory and the Wells and Wyche Branch of the Womens' Institute."

Mr Toye is also a reader for the Malvern Gazette talking newspaper, and hopes to gain support from its listeners.

Father and son originally set a target of of £1,600, but thanks to generous donors, have already exceeded that, with a total of £1,858 being reached. After Gift Aid is taken into account, this will rise to £2,305.

However, they will be grateful for any further support; anyone who wants to sponsor them can visit virginmoneygiving.com and search for either David or Matthew Toye.

"Any contribution that you can make towards this target, however small, will be gratefully received," said Mr Toye. "!e really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations."

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11:53am Thu 31 Jul 14

Bufton Tufton says...

Good luck to you, not that you will get any support from those anti cycling loonies at the Worcester News.
http://www.worcester
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Cyclists are a nuisance on the road

3:10pm Monday 11th November 2013 in Fair Point Worcester News: Photograph of the Author By James Connell

AS the obesity epidemic spreads, boffins predict that by the year 3050 human beings will have overtaken the blue whale as the largest mammal on earth.

Forget rising sea levels – the human race will already have drowned in a sea of lard, grease and chip fat as we waddle our way to a self-inflicted Armageddon.

Meanwhile, an army of gurus, quacks and false prophets are laughing all the way to the bank as they climb the soap box (or should that be the biscuit tin?) to tell us the best way to lose weight before our collective mass throws the earth out of orbit and we spiral uncontrollably into the freezing abyss of space.

One of the solutions some advance to combat our expanding girth is cycling.

Dear God. No.

Let’s face it, cyclists are a nuisance and should be banned from the roads immediately.

I would rather see more fat people than cyclists.

What is it about climbing into a saddle that suddenly causes human beings to abandon common sense, reason and common courtesy? Is there some hidden property in Lycra that turns people into complete prats?

Are those shorts so tight they cut off the oxygen supply to the brain? I’ve lost count of the times these muppets have nearly mown me down on the Sabrina Bridge.

Now, in the interests of fairness, they are riding on a cycle lane and they have every right to be there.

But it’s like they think they’re Bradley Wiggins.

On the road they behave like spoiled brats, breaking every rule motorists are forced to slavishly obey – or risk having their licence taken off them.

In the last week I’ve seen a cyclist ride at full speed across a zebra crossing without looking before flipping the finger at a helpless driver who had to anchor on to avoid knocking the idiot off his bike.

I would have been tempted to put my foot down.

They regularly go through red lights or ride two abreast as if to deliberately obstruct drivers.

The rules just don’t apply to these “lycra loonies” as one of our readers dubbed them.

While we’re on the subject we should also ban horses from the roads.

“Horses were there first” someone will whinge. Yes they were. So was feudalism.

What’s your point again? If cyclists want to ride I suggest they talk to India. They have a burgeoning space programme. I hear Mars is nice at this time of year.
Good luck to you, not that you will get any support from those anti cycling loonies at the Worcester News. http://www.worcester news.co.uk/features/ fairpoint/10800707.C yclists_are_a_nuisan ce_on_the_road/ Cyclists are a nuisance on the road 3:10pm Monday 11th November 2013 in Fair Point Worcester News: Photograph of the Author By James Connell AS the obesity epidemic spreads, boffins predict that by the year 3050 human beings will have overtaken the blue whale as the largest mammal on earth. Forget rising sea levels – the human race will already have drowned in a sea of lard, grease and chip fat as we waddle our way to a self-inflicted Armageddon. Meanwhile, an army of gurus, quacks and false prophets are laughing all the way to the bank as they climb the soap box (or should that be the biscuit tin?) to tell us the best way to lose weight before our collective mass throws the earth out of orbit and we spiral uncontrollably into the freezing abyss of space. One of the solutions some advance to combat our expanding girth is cycling. Dear God. No. Let’s face it, cyclists are a nuisance and should be banned from the roads immediately. I would rather see more fat people than cyclists. What is it about climbing into a saddle that suddenly causes human beings to abandon common sense, reason and common courtesy? Is there some hidden property in Lycra that turns people into complete prats? Are those shorts so tight they cut off the oxygen supply to the brain? I’ve lost count of the times these muppets have nearly mown me down on the Sabrina Bridge. Now, in the interests of fairness, they are riding on a cycle lane and they have every right to be there. But it’s like they think they’re Bradley Wiggins. On the road they behave like spoiled brats, breaking every rule motorists are forced to slavishly obey – or risk having their licence taken off them. In the last week I’ve seen a cyclist ride at full speed across a zebra crossing without looking before flipping the finger at a helpless driver who had to anchor on to avoid knocking the idiot off his bike. I would have been tempted to put my foot down. They regularly go through red lights or ride two abreast as if to deliberately obstruct drivers. The rules just don’t apply to these “lycra loonies” as one of our readers dubbed them. While we’re on the subject we should also ban horses from the roads. “Horses were there first” someone will whinge. Yes they were. So was feudalism. What’s your point again? If cyclists want to ride I suggest they talk to India. They have a burgeoning space programme. I hear Mars is nice at this time of year. Bufton Tufton
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