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U.K. cyclists travel through Joplin on Route 66 to raise money for Children's Hospice

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Twenty-two cyclists from the United Kingdom who are raising money for Children's Hospice by riding from Chicago to Santa Monica via Route 66 were in Joplin Wednesday morning.

The group started their 14-day journey last Friday.  They'll bike more than 100 miles each day and after stopping in the Four States they are headed to Edmond, Oklahoma.

Riders have to endure harsh weather conditions but they say it's all worth it in the end.

"The work that Hospice House does is amazing," says rider Dave Broxton.  "It is a happy place even though the kids do have life challenges.  All I would say is if there is a way to easing the pain, Hospice House does that."

So far the group has raised more than 850,000 pounds - which is more than $1.3 million U.S. dollars.

To donate or learn more visit http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/ (on Facebook).

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