Dogs raise �30k for humans in need in East End by cycling for charity

Two dogs on a 300-mile charity cycle at the weekend to raise money for humans in need in the East End helped beat the �22,000 target.

Springer Spaniels Tigger and Peppa returned with their owner, NHS director Chris Lovitt, 41, to their home in Whitechapel after spending three days with a group of 20 cyclists seeing a bit of the world.

“The dogs were less than impressed when we returned to normality after 12 hours a day watching world go by and seeing Amsterdam in the sunset,” said Chris who actually did the peddling. “They’re now well-travelled dogs who’ve done three ferries, three countries and helped raise �30,000.”

Tigger and Peppa, both with pet passports which allowed them to travel through France, Belguim and The Netherlands, were harnessed to a carrier at the front of Chris’s bike, raising cash for the Bromley-by-Bow centre and for Bethnal Green’s Bikeworks All Ability cycle group.

“Peoples reaction to dogs on a bicycle is fantastic,” Chris added. “It raises the two organisations’ profiles.”


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Hardest part of the 300-mile trek was hills in Kent. Chris had to walk up with Tigger and Pepper helping to pull the bike in their harnesses.

Supporters can donate online at: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.comChrisLovitt

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