Cyclists raise £4,000 in honour of inspirational Melton dad-of-two Stewart Sparling after completing 111-mile challenge

The riders who raised about �4,000 for The Treble One Trust in honour of inspirational Melton dad-of-two Stewart Sparling after completing a 111-mile cycle through Leicestershire and Rutland on Sunday EMN-150723-105419001
The riders who raised about �4,000 for The Treble One Trust in honour of inspirational Melton dad-of-two Stewart Sparling after completing a 111-mile cycle through Leicestershire and Rutland on Sunday EMN-150723-105419001
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Cyclists completed a mammoth 111-mile ride through Leicestershire and Rutland on Sunday in honour of former police sergeant and Melton dad-of-two Stewart Sparling.

The 14 riders set off from Melton Country Park at 9am and pedalled on via Oakham, Rutland Water, Uppingham, Market Harborough, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, Desford and Shepshed.

The ride was organised to raise funds for The Treble One Trust which was set up by Stewart this year to help people battling the later stages of motor neurone disease (MND) buy life-changing equipment.

Tributes to Stewart (44) poured in after he died last month following his own brave battle with MND. As well as setting up the trust - named after his Leicestershire Police collar number - he raised more than £50,000 to help fellow sufferers.

All cyclists completed the ride within nine hours 43 minutes, raising around £4,000.