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AshworthcharityThree keen cyclists decided to use their love of the sport to raise money for a good cause, when they set off from Morecambe during August, to cycle the Coast-to-Coast challenge to Bridlington.
Spawforths Principal Planner Mike Ashworth and his wife, Senior Planner, Jen, along with Jen’s brother David Peacock, set off on the 170 mile challenge which took them a total ride time of 15 hours.
Day one and they faced 77 miles in the saddle from Morecambe to Ripon. “This was a tough day Jen told TopicUK with a very steep climb out of Settle and a high point of Green How Hill, total elevation gain in a day of nearly 6000 feet!”
Day two saw the trio leave Ripon for the 50 mile ride to Pocklington near York. “We were really lucky with the weather, although it did rain for an hour on the second day,” Jen continued. “Day three and the weather was glorious, but we still had 43 miles to tackle in the heat from Pocklington to our final destination in Bridlington.”
“We arrived in Bridlington to a fantastic welcome from friends and family who had gathered, waving flags and cheering us on, but more importantly had the welcome cool beers lined up!”

As Spawforths are this year celebrating their 25th
Birthday, the trio decided to raise money for the company’s chosen charity, Simon on the Streets. The charity works with the homeless in Leeds, offering them emotional as well as practical support. They receive no Government funding and therefore rely totally on donations from people and businesses. “Completing the ride simply makes us ready to take on the next challenge, pushing ourselves further,” concluded Jen, who last year cycled from Manchester to Blackpool and this year, is hoping to take part in the Manchester to Blackpool midnight cycle.

There is still time to donate to this very worthy cause. Visit http://www.justgiving.com/

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