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Young dementia cyclist to give talk on life with Alzheimer's and his epic 350 mile challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:42 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 27 July 2018

Peter Berry and his supporters arrive in Aldeburgh to complete the Dementia Cycle Challenge Picture: PETER BERRY

Peter Berry and his supporters arrive in Aldeburgh to complete the Dementia Cycle Challenge Picture: PETER BERRY

Peter Berry

A Suffolk cyclist who proved life can continue with dementia by completing an epic challenge is to give a talk about his experiences.

The cyclists received a warm welcome in Aldeburgh Picture: PETER BERRYThe cyclists received a warm welcome in Aldeburgh Picture: PETER BERRY

Peter Berry was diagnosed with dementia aged just 50 – but recently completed a 350 mile ride from Aberystwyth to Aldeburgh in support of Young Dementia UK.

Mr Berry said on completing the challenge: “Dementia is a progressive disease and we all know the outcome, but it’s what we achieve in the meantime that’s important.

“If I can inspire just one person with that message then it’s been worthwhile.”

Mr Berry, who lives in Friston, near Saxmumdham, will be giving a talk with his wife Teresa at the village hall from 7pm on Friday, September 7.

It is hoped visitors to the event will be inspired to sponsor Mr Berry and support them in a “final surge” towards his fundraising total. People can also visit dementiahelpuk.com for information.

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