A caring Gazette reader has helped charity cyclist Chris Alloway get back on his bike after donating £1,000 for him to buy a new one to replace the machine destroyed by a French hit and run driver. Following our story on how his dream four-month £5,000 fu

A caring Gazette reader has helped charity cyclist Chris Alloway get back on his bike after donating £1,000 for him to buy a new one to replace the machine destroyed by a French hit and run driver.Following our story on how his dream four-month £5,000 fund-raiser for the North Devon Hospice was cut short and his intention to continue on foot, we were contacted by a reader who wished to remain anonymous but was determined to help him continue.Chris, who following the collision had hitched, bussed and walked his way into Spain, was delighted when the news reached him."It's brilliant, I still can't believe it," he said, speaking to the Gazette from Grenada."It was just amazing and I could not believe that someone would be so generous and can only say thank you so much."Now Chris is making his way back to France to visit a specialist cycle shop there. Then he intends to continue his interrupted journey.His parents, Sue and Steve Alloway, were also delighted by the generous donation:"A huge thank you to this person for their very kind donation to help our son buy another bike so he can continue with his charity bike ride and mountain climb for the Hospice," they said.