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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Taxi tractor is heading for Barcelona

An old Metro taxi disguised as a tractor may not be the usual choice for a 1,300-mile drive, but it is the choice of mechanic Jonathan Upchurch for the Barcelona Bangers competition. Jonathan will be joined by Alan Stimpson, Jherek Upchurch and Joshua Harlock for the event and they will drive through France, over the Alps, along the Riviera and on to Barcelona all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Diabetes charity will benefit from cyclist’s 2,500km

A charitable cyclist is undertaking a 2,500km bike ride across Europe to raise money for a diabetic charity. Sarah Rixon will be travelling from Comberton in Cambridgeshire to Lisbon over 10 weeks. The 44 year old has a reputation as an adventurer and has already climbed to Everest Base Camp, crossed the Sahara twice in a Land Rover and canoed down the Zambezi River.

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Peterborough river charity duck race may not go ahead due to flood warnings

Following unprecedented heavy rain fall, a charity duck race has had to be cancelled as event organisers fear that the banks of the Cambridgeshire river where it takes place could burst. The Environment Agency told organisers that the River Nene in Peterborough is currently too dangerous for the race, which sees hundreds of plastic ducks race down the river.

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