Cyclists go coast-to-coast for GroceryAid

Cyclists

Twenty-eight brave riders have completed a 333km, three-day expedition from Whitehaven to Whitby, raising more than £10,000 for GroceryAid in the process.

Riders were treated to stunning views of the British countryside, including the Boltby Bank and Honister Pass (rated in the top 100 climbs in the UK). The event, which concluded on July 1, saw an excellent mixture of return cyclists and first-timers.

Day one was the shortest but steepest of days for the riders, who faced cold and wet conditions. The route took riders from Whitehaven to Penrith and through the heart of the Lake District.

The second day was the longest in terms of distance, riding 123km through the Yorkshire Dales from Penrith to Ripon.

The sun shined on the final day as cyclists triumphantly arrived at the beach in Whitby to celebrate, share tales from the last three days and more importantly rest after climbing almost 5,000m of ascents!

Thanks go to Charlie Bingham’s and Marks and Spencer for providing food one evening during the cycle for the hungry riders. Further thanks go to Unilever for arranging an ice-cream cart; a real treat for the participants.

Fancy taking on a cycle challenge in 2017? There are seats available in the London to Paris Cycle Challenge taking place from September 14–16. To find out more contact events@groceryaid.org.uk or call 01252 875925.