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Those of you who don’t do Facebook may not know that Paul Christon along with Dave Kirton are attempting the Coast to Coast Ride this Wednesday, 17 July.
Paul is fundraising for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind and his reasons for doing so are described on his JustGiving page. Please take the time to read his story and donate.
Paul’s also put more information on his Facebook page which I’ve reproduced below:-
Before I give a bit of an update I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone for their kind comments and donations that you’ve given, it really has been quite overwhelming, in a good way.
The weather is looking good for Wednesday, so that is the day that we are going to go for. I say ‘we’ because my good friend, Dave Kirton, is now joining me for the whole ride.
Dave did the same ride with me 10 years ago also to support Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, that was a time before people used to do the Coast to Coast in a day!
It will be great to have Dave’s easy company and support on the day. Here’s the link to an account of our original ride. What I learnt from that day more than anything else was how to enjoy your food while on a long bike ride, Dave, as you will read in the article got that right whereas I got it badly wrong with my restricted banana based diet!
Thanks in advance to Ian Jones and Luisa Dowson who will be helping us out on the day by providing the critical water and food replenishments at Alston and Staindrop.
I’ll be providing updates throughout the day about our progress and will make sure that the Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind Facebook page is tagged too. We’ll be aiming to leave Whitehaven around 8.30 am and hope to arrive in Saltburn at the foot of the bank between 6 and 6.30pm to give us plenty of time to get a bag of chips (with scraps) before the chip shop shuts at 7pm!
Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C and SG Petch have teamed up to organise two charity bike rides to raise funds for the ‘My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’, set up by Doddie Weir (the former British & Irish Lions, Scotland and Newcastle Falcons rugby star), who was diagnosed with MND in 2017. The rides will take place on Sunday 5th May 2019 starting and finishing at the Mowden Park Arena in Darlington. The 100km will start at 8.00 am and the 50km at 10.00 am with routes around North Yorkshire. There will be family activities taking place at the stadium in the afternoon.
The idea was the brainchild of Peter Rees, an SG Petch customer and Mowden member whose friend Roland is also suffering from MND and was a keen cyclist – hence the event is called Roland’s Ride.
The cost of entry is £50 payable online as per the application and this money will go to the foundation; each participant will also receive a specially made cycling jersey* at the start of the event as shown below.
To take part in this event simply make your ride selection, fill out your details and pay your entry fee. Every rider gets a jersey.
* NOTE : The cutoff point to receive your cycling jersey on the day is February 28th 2019
Full details and entry form can be found here.
Today a group of CWCC riders and friends (the “Old Scrotes to John O’Groats”) begin their attempt to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. They plan to do this over the course of nine days on the following schedule:-
- Day 1, Friday 16 June, Land’s End to Iddesleigh, 122.3 miles.
- Day 2, Saturday 17 June, Iddesleigh to Clifton, 114.3 miles.
- Day 3, Sunday 18 June, Clifton to Burton on Trent, 127.8 miles.
- Day 4, Monday 19 June, Burton on Trent to Easingwold, 117.3 miles.
- Day 5, Tuesday 20 June, Easingwold to Rothbury, 118.7 miles.
- Day 6, Wednesday 21 June, Rothbury to Edinburgh, 98.8 miles.
- Day 7, Thursday 22 June, Edinburgh to Kincraig, 126.7 miles.
- Day 8, Friday 23 June, Kincraig to Helmsdale, 107.0 miles.
- Day 9, Saturday 24 June, Helmsdale to John O’Groats, 53.1 miles.
On a map it looks like this.
On day 5, Tuesday 20th, they will be passing through the north east. It would be great to have as many Wheelers as possible out on the road to support them. They’ll be using the following route and they will be setting off from Easingwold about 8:30 am. We’ll put more information on here and an Facebook closer to the time.
Best of luck!