Charity cyclist’s visit to Keep in Dorchester

12:30pm Monday 11th June 2012

A CHARITY cyclist raising funds for casualties from the Rifles regiment stopped off at the Keep Military Museum as he peddled through Dorchester.

Former soldier Billy Hughes, from Poole, is on a 766-mile ride around the country.

Billy, who is disabled due to injuries sustained while serving in Northern Ireland, is raising funds for the Rifles Care for Casualties charity and a charity operated by the Provincial Grand Master of Dorset for people in need.

He said: “I believe it is down to us all to help where we can.

“I am unable to run due to injuries or walk long distances so I can’t raise money that way.

“Also, I’m not a millionaire so the best way I can help is to get on a bike and let that take most of the strain.”

Keep curator Colin Parr said: “We’re very impressed with Billy and his efforts and many people are set to benefit as a result.”

To sponsor Billy on his ride visit justgiving.com/billy-hughes1

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