Widower bikes from Manchester to Blackpool in Superman outfit in memory of wife

Scott Williams celebrates finishing his bike ride in Blackpool

Scott Williams celebrates finishing his bike ride in Blackpool

First published in News Bury Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A GRIEVING widower made a super-human effort to raise money in memory of his late wife.

Scott Williams rode from Manchester to Blackpool for The Brain Tumour Charity, after his wife Vicky suddenly died from an undiagnosed tumour.

Vicky, who was heavily pregnant at the time, was discovered at their home in Moss Hall Road, Heap Bridge, when Scott returned home one day in March.

He has since embarked on a fundraising campaign and his current total stands at more than £14,000, smashing his original target of £10,000.

Dressed in a Superman outfit, he was joined by 20 of his friends and family on the 52-mile ride to the seaside resort.

Scott, aged 35, said: “The weather was a bit drizzly on the day, and my legs have recovered.

“I am looking forward to my next challenge now, I want to cycle 100 miles next time.”

The couple were house hunting before 34-year-old Vicky’s untimely death, and had a bid accepted on a house in Rochdale which she never saw.

Scott, who works at InHealth, based in Rochdale, says he is channelling his thoughts into his fundraising exploits.

He says Vicky, who was eight months pregnant when she died, was his “best friend”.

Scott, who now lives in Salford, added: “I am back living with my parents at the moment, but I am back at work and am working on cancer scan equipment, which is a good thing to be involved with.”

People can still donate by visiting justgiving.com/vickywilliams007

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