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Veteran’s cycling challenge in memory of son

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MELKSHAM veteran, John Marable, is warming up for another cycling challenge next month. 

John will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation by cycling across Dartmoor National Park on a recumbent tricycle – a tricycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position. 

John will be cycling in memory of his son, Andrew ‘Mazza’ Marable, who died at the age of 38 in 2019 from a heart attack. 

He will also be cycling in support of his grandson, Oscar Andrew Marable, who was born in May 2020 with a heart problem, who later had an operation to have a pacemaker fitted. 

John and a team of commando veterans will cover 38 miles over two days in August, taking part in the ‘Commando Veterans 10th anniversary Yomp’ – starting in Okehampton and finishing in Plymouth. 

“For a 67-year old on a trike, it’s not going to be easy!” said John speaking to Melksham News about his challenge. 

Since 2010, the veteran has completed a number of cycling challenges – his last was in 2019, took part in the ‘Big Battlefield Bike Ride – Normandy Beaches’ to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 

To support John and donate to the British Heart Foundation, visit the website: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/john-marable6 

Pictured: John Marable ready for action on his recumbent trike. 

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