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Fund-raisers hit the road for alcohol charity

Eva Deboer and Dave Tinlin of Drout at Morpeth who are doing a charity Coast to Coast bike ride.
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Eva Deboer and Dave Tinlin of Drout at Morpeth who are doing a charity Coast to Coast bike ride. REF 1505142178

Fit fund-raisers are switching on their pedal power to boost support for a Morpeth charity.

A six-strong team will take on the Coast-to-Coast cycle challenge later this summer in aid of Drout, which provides support for people with alcohol problems.

The 140-mile ride from Whitehaven to Tynemouth will be a tribute to a former client, who died suddenly of complications arising from endocarditis, a bacterial infection of a heart valve.

The cycling team will consist of friends Dave Miller, Chris Finlay, Matt Cummings and Alex Morrison, as well as Drout founder David Tinlin, who will ride a tandem with charity supporter Eva De Boer.

Mr Tinlin, whose previous fund-raising efforts have included a sky dive, bungee jump, abseil, the Great North Run and a fire walk, said: “I have never done anything like this before.

“I haven’t done any training for it yet, but I will be doing a bit before we go and I do go swimming every week so there is some fitness there.

“Having said that, the bike ride is 140 miles so I don’t know what to expect.

“Hopefully, we will have a lot of support along the way, and the target is to raise £1,000 to support Drout’s work.”

The bike ride is scheduled to take place over three days from July 31.

And when the team return to Morpeth on August 2 there will be a charity night at Morpeth Conservative Club, including bingo, a raffle and entertainment by Andy Raynor.

It will run from 7.30pm to 11.30pm and tickets cost £4, available from the club or from Drout in Bridge Street on 01670 511100.

To sponsor the cycle ride or for more details visit www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/drinkoutdryoutrideon

 

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