By Euro Weekly News Media • 04 June 2015 • 15:26
James (left) and Andrew in training.
ANGUS WATSON, the Euro Weekly News staff member who died tragically in February this year, will be honoured by his brother James in a very fitting tribute as he takes on a 54-mile bike ride in his memory.Team Mas Moral will be taking part in the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride on June 21, to raise money for heart health research. Leading the team will be James Watson.James is the younger brother of Angus, who died after suffering a massive and unexpected heart attack while riding his bike in Benajarafe, Axarquia.“Angus had a great sense of humour,” said James, “this bike run is in memory of him. That’s where we got our name from, Mas Moral was Angus’s secret code phrase to have a little drink: ‘We need a little more moral,’ he would say.”James will be tackling the challenge with his co-riders: Rick Free, an old friend of Angus’s who lives in the Cotswolds where Angus lived as a boy; Andrew Connelly, an Australian friend; Stuart Duncan, a Scotsman living in London, and himself, an Englishman living in Dublin.James said: “It’s almost an Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman joke in the making. Angus would have appreciated that.“The ride itself is of course in honour of Angus and hopefully we can raise some money for health research in the process. Angus had an unexpected heart attack while riding his own bike, so the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride seemed particularly apt.”Strangely enough, that’s not where the good omens end. “It’s also 54 miles long, which was Angus’s age when he passed away, plus the event is on Father’s Day which hopefully provides additional relevance for his four children and ex-wife Erica, a columnist for the EWN who herself is successfully battling breast cancer.”You can help James and team Mas Moral support the British Heart Foundation by visiting this site and donating what you can: www.justgiving.com/masmoral
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