Fire fighter Martin blazes a trail on Ride London 100 - raising £2,000 in the process

Martin Claydon after completing the Ride London 100.

Martin Claydon after completing the Ride London 100. - Credit: Archant

A fire fighter from Burwell has raised more than £2,000 by jumping onto his bike and cycling 100 miles.

Burwell crew commander Martin Claydon completed the Ride London 100 to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

The event on July 31 saw 20,000 riders cycle the route, part of the 2012 Olympic legacy, which started at the Olympic Park in Stratford and finished on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace.

Martin completed the ride in eight hours and 11 minutes, which included pit stops and hold ups for accidents and his actual ride time was six hours and 46 minutes.

He said: “It was an incredible experience. Everyone was friendly, chatting to one another and cheering each other along the route. There were some real hairy moments and some pretty bad accidents but I was just grateful I wasn’t involved in any of them.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and donated, especially Manchetts, which has been very generous to support my efforts.”

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