Four veteran members of the Erewash Valley Cycling Club are riding coast to coast later this month to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Brian Ashby and Charlie Wheatley, from Ilkeston, are teaming up with Long Eaton riders Mick Brown and Dave Vesty to cycle the 150 miles from White Haven to South Shields over three days from August 29th to 31st.
The quartet – all in their late sixties – have already raised several hundred pounds and hope to increase this amount from further pledges by family, friends and club members once they have completed the challenge.
The charity ride comes in the wake of a similar challenge undertaken recently by club chairman Steve Croton who rode 900 miles across France for Cancer Research. The 61-year-old from Ilkeston raised around £1,700, despite completing the ride in pain from a cycling accident in the early stages of the two-week venture.
Brian, Charlie, Mick and Dave are all regular members of the club’s popular Wednesday section which organises social rides for retired members.
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