Sheringham musical welcome for Salvation Army charity cyclist

A long-distance charity cyclist, carrying an E-flat tenor horn, is set to join in with a musical reception when he pedals through Sheringham this lunchtime.

Steve Hanover will drop in at the town during a 900-mile ride from Inverness to London.

Mr Hanover, 59, plays with the Salvation Army's premier brass group, the International Staff Band, based in the capital, and is aiming to raise �50,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Salvation Army's health-care project in developing countries.

The ride is in memory of his sister Lynda, who died as a child a few weeks after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

Sheringham Salvation Army musicians will be waiting on the town's Otterndorf Green at 12.30pm to accompany Mr Hanover and help him reach his target and they are urging visitors and residents to turn up and support the cause.

A pasta lunch will be provided for Mr Hanover and his supporters at the town's new Salvation Army hall and anyone who would like to cycle with him, from Kelling Reading Room to Otterndorf Green, is invited to contact Annette Copeman on 01263 825520. Cyclists could then ride on to Roughton at 2.30pm.

Mr Hanover will spend the evening in Norwich where he is due to take part in a barbecue and informal evening from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, 34 St Giles Street.

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