Cycle raises charity cash

Youngsters taking on a charity bike ride.
Youngsters taking on a charity bike ride.

Youngsters from south east Northumberland have used pedal power to take on the Coast to Coast challenge.

Following a comprehensive training programme consisting of routes throughout Northumberland and North Tyneside, the group of ten teenagers embarked on a life-changing experience over three days.

The event was supported by sporting champion and Commonwealth silver medallist David Daniell, who attended part of the training programme and the first day of the challenge.

This inspired the cyclists involved and has been influential in sustaining participation beyond the programme.

Despite difficult weather conditions, the gruelling 130 mile challenge was completed by all involved, with the money raised going to Marie Curie Cancer Care and ClIC Sargent.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge was organised by Active Northumberland and supported by Big Lottery Fund, Seaton Valley Parish Council, Newbiggin Town Council, Cycle Experience and Northumberland High Sheriff.