Pedal power boost for cancer charity

The Coast 2 Coast riders hand over the cheque to Professor Andy Hall from the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

The Coast 2 Coast riders hand over the cheque to Professor Andy Hall from the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

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A GROUP of people who completed a charity cycling challenge earlier this year were delighted with their fund-raising total.

Steven Forster, Paul Hedges, Andrew Scott, Craig Taylor, Angela Young and Roger Young, who all live near the Dyke Neuk Inn at Meldon, did the 140-mile Coast-2-Coast route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in three days.

After collecting all their sponsorship, they recently presented a cheque for £4,363 to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research at Newcastle University.

Mrs Young said: “The institute was staggered by the amount we raised and wanted to show its appreciation by having someone come out to meet us.”