Tuesday 17th April 2012
Cyclists are being encouraged to take on a 140-mile, three-day bike ride challenge in aid of charity Sustrans.
Riders on the Sea To Sea (C2C) fundraising challenge will start in Whitehaven, Cumbria, and cycle to Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear.
Kate Jones, Sustrans events officer, said, "The Sea To Sea is an incredibly popular route, taking in some of the finest scenery across the North. What better reason to take on the challenge than to raise money to help other people enjoy all the fun that riding a bike can offer."
The event, organised by cycling holiday company Saddle Skedaddle, starts on September 21 and ends on September 23. It is designed for people who can cycle at least 40 miles comfortably in a day.
Funds will help Sustrans to maintain the C2C route which costs £67,500 a year. Saddle Skedaddle is sponsoring the production of a series of signs along the route to also raise awareness of the cost of maintenance.
Andrew Straw, director of Saddle Skedaddle, said: "The C2C is an incredibly popular cycle route. We are keen to do what we can to support Sustrans in maintaining this fantastic facility for everyone to use."
The trip costs £300, including a £100 donation to Sustrans, bed and breakfast accommodation along the route, plus lunch and refreshments.
To register, visit http://www.sustrans.org.uk/challenge, call Saddle Skedaddle on 0191 2651110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.