Over the weekend, 11 intrepid cyclists rode over 150 miles each from Whitehaven, Cumbria to Tynemouth, Newcastle to raise money for Sheffield’s and Rotherham’s leading family support charity, Home-Start.
The group has raised over £2,000 for Home-Start, which be used to support vulnerable local families and their children.
Travelling on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the adventurers rode around 50 miles each day – starting with their back wheels in the Irish Sea and finishing with their front wheels in the North Sea, which is the tradition for big Coast-To-Coast rides
Ruth Walsh, leader of the group and Trustee at Home-Start Sheffield says:
“I’m so proud of everyone in our group. We had the full range of experiences and skills and it was lovely to see how the team helped and supported each other. Sheffield is great for cycling and I enjoy it a lot. I wanted to do this huge ride because I’m a volunteer with Home-Start and I know how important its work is. I’m really pleased we could support it in this way.”
Jack Scott, Manager at Home-Start Sheffield, also took part. He says:
“This is an amazing achievement from the whole team. My legs are very sore now, but there’s a lovely feeling of achievement from knowing we did it. I am really grateful to everyone for all their help. The huge amount of money raised will help us support even more local families and children, so thank you to everyone who sponsored the team”.
You can still sponsor Jack and the team via Just Giving: www.justgiving.com/teams/homestartsheffieldbike