St Albans sisters cycle 50 miles in memory of their father
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Two sisters have pedalled more than 50 miles in memory of their father.
Ellie and Abbie Lansley from St Albans embarked on the London to Brighton Bike Ride last month to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
They decided to take part in the annual ride after losing their father, Russ, last year when he died suddenly from a heart attack.
More than 14,000 cyclists jumped on their bikes to take part in the lengthy cycle ride, raising around £2 million.
Money raised will help fund medical research into preventing heart disease and revolutionising treatments for people living with heart conditions.
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The sisters cycled 54 miles from Clapham Common in London to Brighton promenade.
Supporters cheered as riders got to the finish line and a beach party was put on by the sponsors.
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Ellie said: “Taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride was a real challenge and a fantastic experience.
“The atmosphere was incredible and I am extremely proud to have been part of such an iconic event.
“Knowing I was cycling for a charity that is devoted to funding life saving research needed to fight heart disease made me determined to succeed.”