Charity cyclist in bath tub vows to ride on despite lorry collision

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Stuart Kettell in his charity bathtub.

CANCER charity fund raiser Stuart Kettell from Warwick has vowed to complete his John O’Groats to Lands End cycle ride in a bath tub despite being hit by a lorry on Wednesday morning.

Stuart, aged 53, started pedalling for Macmillan on Sunday 16th September and has set himself a target of raising £5,000 for this year’s charity challenge but his 852 mile journey – which is due to finish this Sunday – took a serious knock when his bathtub bike was clipped by a lorry on the A40 in the Wye Valley.

On social media Stuart posted the following: “Just been hit by a truck. I was inside the cycle lane…I’m scared now. I’m OK, his extended side light hit the side of the bath and broke off at 60mph. He stopped and apologised but I’ve now lost all confidence.”

Over the last 12 years Stuart has raised £53,000 for the cancer charity. One of his most memorable challenges was to push a brussel sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose in four days in 2014.

His wife Vicky said Stuart plans to finish this year’s charity mission on Sunday despite today’s near miss.