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Licensee raises £3.5k for charity with 250 mile Asian bike trip

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Licensee raises £3.5k for charity with 250 mile Asian bike trip

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Licensee Dave Mountford has cycled across Vietnam and Cambodia for charity, and got beer made in tribute to the ride placed in Westminster's Strangers Bar.

The money raised from the trip - £3455 - will be given to blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan. 

Mountford, licensee of the Boat Inn at Cromford, said: "I raised £3455 for Anthony Nolan by Cycling from Saigon in Vietnam to Phnom Penn in Cambodia from 5 to 10 March this year. I cycled an average of 50 miles a day in 38 degrees and lost a stone in weight!"

"I was supported by numerous local microbreweries, Coors and Marstons - who are our primary suppliers - and especially the award winning brewer Dancing Duck​ who produced the beer “Ain’t no holiday” and contributed £10 for every 9 sold."

The former Punch tenant and campaigner has also received help from the pubco's boss Duncan Garood, who both contributed personally to the ride and authorised the beer to be sold at Punch pubs for a special price of £60 for his tenants on the SIBA scheme.

Save the Pub chairman Greg Mulholland also secured the beer in the Strangers Bar with support from Derby North MP Amanda Solloway, within whom's constituency the Dancing Duck brewery is located.

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