David’s coast to coast challenge brings in £500

A dad from Blyth has put his pedal to the metal to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

David Wilson cycled 120 miles non-stop in a coast to coast challenge and raised £500 for Cancer Research UK, with money still coming in.

The 35-year-old took on the challenge alone, cycling from Silloth in Cumbria to Blyth in one day.

David runs his own window repair business and lives in South Beach, Blyth, with his wife Amanda and 11-year-old daughter Faith.

He said: “I decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK because of the fantastic work they do.

“I know a lot of people who have gone through cancer so it was the best charity to pick.

“It was a route that I had never done before so it was something different.

“It rained most of the morning then sunny at lunchtime for rest of the day.

“I would like to say thank you to all who sponsored me and the welcome committee at the end.

“I really enjoyed it and I’m thinking of organising a group to do it next year.”

To help boost David’s funds, visit www.justgiving.com/davidwilson1010