DERBYSHIRE: Cyclist conquers 250mile ride for charity

Pictured is Carl Denton, of Barlow, who completed a 250mile charity ride for the Alzheimer's Society.
Pictured is Carl Denton, of Barlow, who completed a 250mile charity ride for the Alzheimer's Society.
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A SUPER-FIT cyclist has completed a sponsored 250mile ride in honour of his late father from the Peak District and raised over £750 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Carl Denton, of Barlow, rode from Manchester to London in 15 hours and 50 minutes.

The 48 year-old, who was proud of dad Michael Denton, said: “Dad suffered with dementia and passed away in July last year so this was very poignant for me. He was a business partner with Roy Hooton at Matlock insurance Consultants and he was involved in running Calver Football Club’s junior sides with Michael Hoyes and Jack Howard.

“He lived in Ashford-in-the-Water for 25 years and became a very good didgeridoo player in his retirement and could often be seen busking in Portland Square, Bakewell, where he raised money for children’s cancer charities.”

Pelican Cycles, of Chesterfield, The Tile Shop, Dronfield, Lime Living, John Thorpe Taxi Service and Marc Denton Plumbing and Heating were among Carl’s main sponsors and supporters.