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Spinners raise a sweat in memory of popular cyclist

Spinners raise a sweat in memory of popular cyclist

Thursday 26 January 2023

Spinners raise a sweat in memory of popular cyclist

Thursday 26 January 2023


A Spinathon event is to mark the 20th anniversary of the loss of a popular member of the island's cycling community by seeking to raise yet more funds for Jersey Hospice Care.

Returning this year after a two-year gap enforced by the pandemic, the spinathon has been held annually since Jay Morris died from cancer in 2003.

Jay was a racing cyclist and founder member of the Velo Cycling Club, and the event – organised by his parents Jenny and Alan – has raised an estimated £225,000 for Jersey Hospice Care over the past two decades.

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Pictured: Jay Morris died from cancer in 2003. (Tony Pike, JEP)

Jenny Morris said: "The spinathon is great for getting our community together in unity, to raise money for Jersey Hospice Care, and it will be so nice to see all the familiar faces once again this year."

Marina Brockbank from Jersey Hospice Care, added: "We are honoured to have had Jenny and Alan put on this event for us over the last 19 years – their dedication to running it in memory of their son is an inspiration to all of us.

"Our services are for the community and it is because of people like Jenny and Alan that we can continue to provide them for free, and to anyone with a life-limiting condition, who needs our support."

A total of 80 one-hour slots are available for the event, which will run at Club Carrefour in St Lawrence between 11:00 and 17:00 on 25 February.

Registration forms are available HERE or by calling 07797 763950, with a fee of £10 per person to include a T-shirt.

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