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Portsmouth's poet laureate completes a 20 mile bike ride and 30 poems for charityLast updated: 03 October 2012 16:08
In a bid to raise money for the Rowan’s Hospice, Portsmouth’s poet laureate, Sam Cox, combined her two hobbies and composed a bank of poems during a charity bike ride.
On 30 September, Sam Cox cycled 20 miles across the city with other fundraisers to raise money for the Rowan’s Hospice, by taking part in the Ruby Ride.
Sam has written 30 Portsmouth inspired poems, including titles; 8am, Clarence Pier and Free-wheeling.
The cycle ride took six hours to complete, and the poems are based on various landmarks in the city.
To support National Poetry Day, tomorrow, Thursday 4 October, why not download the e-book 'Cycle Ride'? It can be purchased through Tricorn Books, from £1.99 and £1 of all profits made are donated to the Rowan’s Hospice.
Sam Cox, Portsmouth’s poet laureate, said: “Composing 30 poems in one day was a big challenge, but a thoroughly enjoyable one.
“It was lovely to be able to stop at various landmarks and take in what a beautiful city Portsmouth is. The rest of the group that took part were brilliant and full of energy too”.
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