Daunting charity ride for trio of Wheelers

Danny Harris, Andrew Peach and Mark Hil are undertaking a charity ride for Bassetlaw Hospice
Danny Harris, Andrew Peach and Mark Hil are undertaking a charity ride for Bassetlaw Hospice

A trio of local cyclists are facing a daunting 190-mile bike ride to raise funds for Bassetlaw Hospice.

The riders, all part of Worksop Wheelers Cycling Club, will tackle over 4,500m of ascent as they ride across Wales from Chepstow to Caernarfon on 4th July.

Danny Harris, Andrew Peach and Mark Hill have planned the route to raise much needed funds for Bassetlaw Hospice, to help support families in their time of need.

Taking in three mountain ranges the route will require stamina and a strong pair of legs.

But the Wheelers cyclists reckon the rewards will be more than worth it, with some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles, cycling through queit lanes, beautiful woodland, valleys, passing estuaries and going through the Black Mountains.

Harris explained why the team of three were moved to raise cash for the Hospice.

He said: “We wanted to do something for charity and immediately thought of the Hospice.

“They support so many people locally at times of need so we wanted to give something back.

And their efforts are more than welcomed by the charity.

Helen Eshelby, fund raising and events co-ordinator for the Hospice said: “We are extremely grateful to the team from Worksop Wheelers and wish them all the best for the trip.

“We are always keen to hear from anyone who wants to raise funds for the Hospice and it always amazes us the lengths to which people will go to help.”

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