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