A group of 11 local volunteers including one of our own Cost Draftsmen Lucie Terry, have decided to take on the “Way of the Roses” Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is very important to everyone involved, with all the volunteers having either family members or friends who have been affected by cancer and all money raised will go to Macmillan to help support families and raise awareness.
The route will be a gruelling 170 mile cross country ride and will be spread over 3 days starting from Morecambe Bay on 3rd May and finishing on 5th May at Bridlington. Along the way the group will be passing through the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park before heading towards Ripon and the beautiful historic city of York and finally through Pocklington and Driffield on their way out to the East Coast. One member of Cycle S.O.S who will be sympathetically supportive of the volunteers is Paul Darlington, Consultant Solicitor on the S.O.S team, who undertook a similar (but less hilly) route 6 years ago, clocking up the 150 miles from Blackpool to Hornsea in just over 10 hours.
For a few younger members of the group the challenge will not stop there; 2 weekends after they have completed the coast to coast cycle they will be dusting off their running shoes in preparation for the annual Bupa Great Manchester Run. First held in 2003 the event has grown and developed over the years and is now Europe’s biggest 10k charity run. Rather than approaching this second stage of their fund raising event with trepidation, Lucie and the other members of the group who are joining her are looking forward to the challenge.
We hope you will join everyone at Cycle-S.O.S in wishing Lucie and the rest of the team the best of luck and if you would like to make a donation please follow this link www.justgiving.com/rosesandthorns , every penny will be greatly appreciated by all involved.
The team will also be posting progress updates, photographs throughout training and the challenge itself.