Proud to support 5 Wensleydale Men who are cycling the Coast to Coast in just 24 hours, (TWICE!)
On Friday 14th September, five men from Wensleydale will set out on a 240-mile cycling journey spanning from ‘Coast to Coast’, to raise an ambitious fundraising target of £10,000 for their four chosen charities.
The charities include Tynesight, which supports high quality eye care at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Low Mill Bursary Fund, which aims to allow disadvantaged young people the chance to experience the Yorkshire Dales whilst taking part in outdoor activities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The 24-hour challenge, which has seen cyclists take three days to tackle the route in just one direction, will be taken on by Dan Liddy, Dave Moore, Lee Donaldson, Andrew Hawkins and Chris Taplin. The team have doubled the greatness of the challenge by deciding to cycle from Coast to Coast, not once, but twice!
Helen and Mark Dinsdale, Yorkshire dairy farmers who supply milk to the event’s main sponsor, the Wensleydale Creamery, explained: “We have been supporting the fundraising efforts led by this wonderful team, as a way to give something back and say thank you to Tynesight, which has supported our little boy Douglas after he was diagnosed with a very rare eye condition, Coats Disease, in 2017.
“Sadly, Douglas lost his sight in his right eye, but after many operations, the surgeons at the RVI saved his eye from having to be removed altogether. Our child was looked after so well and continues to receive such a high standard of care. We cannot put into words how grateful we are, and we can’t wait to support the team as they set out cycling to raise money for such an amazing cause.”
Chris Taplin, one of the cycling team said: “We take great pride in being able to support these charities that we believe in whole-heartedly. This challenge will push us both mentally and physically, but the sense of achievement in being able to give back to truly deserving charities will be worth every second. Every penny donated will go to our four chosen charities, who work tirelessly to support those really in need.”
The team’s decision to take on the Shore 2 Shore Challenge was inspired by the level of support they received from local communities during their previous triumph in 2016, which saw the team of five raise £12,000, completing the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire before cycling the 100 miles home.
The Shore 2 Shore Challenge is being supported by main sponsor, the Wensleydale Creamery, and Yorkshire businesses O’Reilly Chartered Accountants and Cleaner Windows.
To donate, please visit the Sponsor Me page: https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/lumps-andbumps/shore-2-shore.aspx