A 160-mile tour of Northumberland bike ride is being run by a local cycling businesses in a bid to raise money for charity.
Billed as the Tip 2 Toe Cycle Ride, the challenge takes place on Sunday, June 2, involving 30 hardy souls from Breeze Bikes Cycling Club in Amble.
They will attempt to ride between each of the county’s 12 Household Waste Recycling Centres in just 12 hours, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland.
The club is being supported by SITA UK and Northumberland County Council.
SITA UK will be providing support vehicles on the day for the main group of riders, carrying spare tyres, inner tubes, repair equipment supplied by Mark and Mike Breeze, of Breeze Bikes Amble, and refreshments from various donations.
SITA UK Regional Manager, Richard Hinchcliffe, said: “A number of our employees are members of Breeze Bikes Cycling Club, so we wanted to do what we could to support their efforts.”
After checking in at Berwick at 8am on the day, the cyclists will have 12 hours to complete the challenging 160-mile ride to Haltwhistle via Wooler, North Sunderland, Alnwick, Morpeth, North Seaton, Bebside, Kirkley Thorn, Prudhoe, Hexham and Allendale.
A 30-mile section of the ride, between Bebside HWRC and Prudhoe HWRC, will be open to anyone to ride on the day for £20 donation or sponsorship to the value of £20. Anyone wanting to take part in this section should register their interest before Friday, May 17, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
HospiceCare is the main provider of palliative care in north Northumberland.
Richard added: “We hope that as many members of the public will sponsor the riders or join us to take part in the fun element of the day and help us raise as much as possible for this worthwhile cause.”
To donate, visit mydonate.bt.com/teams/bbcc