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Fund-raiser vows: "I'll be back"

A fund-raising, long-distance cyclist who broke his journey at the Battle of Britain Memorial confessed that it was the first time he had visited – and promised to return.

Les Craggs, who lives in Deal and is Chair of Governers at Dover Grammar School for Boys, was on day one of a three day, 150-mile sponsored cycle ride around Kent to raise money for the school.

“I called in at the Memorial and was really impressed by what a fascinating and inspirational place it was,” he commented. “It was my first visit, but I will certainly be coming back with my grandchildren and I will make sure the school knows all about what a great place to visit it is.”

Dover Grammar School for Boys recently moved into new premises, but with government funding stretched thinly, 73 year-old Les is hoping to raise £1,000 to pay for musical instruments or other arts-related equipment.

His journey around Cycling UK’s new Cantii Way route took him from Deal to Rye, back up to Canterbury and then back to Deal via Whitstable.

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