Chance to get on your bike for charity

Northumberland residents are invited to take part in a four-day fully supported Coast to Coast bike ride in aid of Morpeth-based charity MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF).

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 10:55 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:59 am
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The activity is taking place from September 15, starting in Workington. It will finish at Tynemouth on September 18.

Funds raised from the event will help fitness instructors and complementary therapists provide free support to people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

The iconic cycle across the width of Britain has been specially designed over four days to maximise the riding experience and make the challenge achievable by anyone who is prepared to train.

It covers approximately 131 miles in total and includes guides, mechanics, first aiders, support vehicles, accommodation, luggage transfer between accommodation and the coach transfer to the start.

Registration is £100 to secure a space – with costs of £400 due 10 weeks before departure. The minimum fund-raising target is set at £500.

The charity is aiming for a team of 24 riders and hope to raise thousands of pounds to improve the lives of those affected by MS in the North East.

Richard Rothwell of Cycling Generation, which is leading the challenge for MSRRF, said: “The Coast to Coast is suitable for both keen cyclists and people who don’t cycle but who want to raise funds for a great cause and are prepared to take on the challenge and prepare well.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed the sun is shining, but there will be a great atmosphere whatever the weather.”

To register for the cycle, or for more information about it, call the team at Benmar House in Stobhillgate on 01670 505829.