Argus staff up for Tour de Sussex

Argus staff, nay, heroes, from left, Dom Smith, Ben James and Howie Blanks

Argus staff, nay, heroes, from left, Dom Smith, Ben James and Howie Blanks

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ARGUS staff are preparing for the ride of their lives as they take on the Sussex stage of next month’s Tour of Britain.

Retail sales co-ordinator Howie Blanks will lead the team as they take on the 90-mile jaunt from Horsham to Brighton.

The likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will follow the same route from Camberley in Surrey on September 13.

Obstacles are Beachy Head, Ditchling Beacon and the devilishly steep Bear Road in Brighton – only a mile or so from the finish.

The group, which includes news reporter Ben James, feature writer Dom Smith and assistant news editor Arron Hendy, will raise cash for The Argus Appeal.

Ben said: “We are all dreading it, to be honest. It will be tough, especially given the hills between Eastbourne and the finish line, but we are determined to complete it for a very good cause.”

To donate, text ARGS 11 followed by the amount to 70070. For example, to make a £10 donation simply text ARGS 11 £10 to 70070.

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10:14am Thu 21 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

I was hoping to see Ben Leo's Lycra on display and Gareth Davis's thighs rippling...like a muscular Tom Jones.....of even Siobhan...getting healthy....and developing those lungs....but I will make do with my Ben James....someone who knows how to fill a saddle...and can move up a gear when required...and of course.... That old smoothly....Howe Blamks...crazy name....craaaazy guy!
I was hoping to see Ben Leo's Lycra on display and Gareth Davis's thighs rippling...like a muscular Tom Jones.....of even Siobhan...getting healthy....and developing those lungs....but I will make do with my Ben James....someone who knows how to fill a saddle...and can move up a gear when required...and of course.... That old smoothly....Howe Blamks...crazy name....craaaazy guy! Valentinian
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2:37pm Thu 21 Aug 14

brightonline says...

That's a long ride from Weymouth?!
That's a long ride from Weymouth?! brightonline
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