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Charity cycle ride in memory of former Lichfield RUFC stalwart


Agrovista UK Ltd director James Robertson with riders James MacWilliam, Graham Edwards and Simon Pretty

Lichfield will be the destination for six bike riders who are taking part in a charity cycle ride from Scotland.

The six cyclists will be getting in the saddle in memory of former Lichfield RUFC stalwart Jimmy Greenhorn who died in October 2009 after a two year battle against cancer.

One of the riders, Simon Pretty, said:

“Jim’s drive, enthusiasm and sense of humour had a huge impact on all of us that got to know him. He is sorely missed. This cycle ride is a way of us giving something back to those that cared for him through his illness.”

Simon will be joined by Jimmy’s former colleagues at Agrovista UK Ltd – Graham Edwards, Leon Jahae, Hazel Stockdale-Wright, Pippa Hutchinson and James MacWilliam – for the staged ride which begins in Scotland on June 15, before arriving in Lichfield on June 20.

Simon added:

“Jim worked as an Agronomist for our company for over 35 years. In that time he built a strong following among the many farmers and growers in the Lichfield area. Rugby was his passion and he was a great servant to Lichfield RUFC.”

The ride will raise money for Cancer Research UK and St Giles Hospice. To make a donation visit

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