Grantham cyclists prepare for 350-mile China ride with Stoke Rochford ball

Embarking on a cycle ride are, from left Reuben Tong and Rory Koper. Friend Matt Scott will be joining them.
Embarking on a cycle ride are, from left Reuben Tong and Rory Koper. Friend Matt Scott will be joining them.
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One final charity push is being made with a ball at Stoke Rochford Hall before three cyclists head to China for a challenging 350-mile ride.

King’s School boy Rory Koper is looking to raise a total of £15,500 before setting off on the challenge of a lifetime with fellow cyclists Reuben Tong, also of King’s School, and friend Matt Scott.

Sixth former Rory is raising money for Macmillan Cancer care. He is raising the money in memory of his father who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 when Rory was 11.

Rory has raised £8,000 so far and is hopeful the ball on September 15 will raise the rest of the money. The evening will feature live music, a DJ and a charity auction.

The three fundraisers will cycle from Beijing this month covering 350 miles in seven days, with some of the ride taking in the Great Wall of China.

The three set off for China on September 19.

Rory said: “The terrain will be very difficult. It’s going to be quite a challenge.”

Tickets for the ball cost £35 and are available from www.macmillancharityball.eventbrite.com

Alternatively, you can contact 07510 090103 for tickets, or email rory@thekopers.co.uk

Donations can also be made at www.justgiving.com/chinacycle14/