Pair plan a 215 mile charity bike challenge

cycle challenge beverley
cycle challenge beverley

A Beverley duo will be attempting to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by cycling 215 miles from Hornsea to Southport, following the Transpennine Trail.

Adam Corkett, 32, and Mark Coultas, 33, aim to complete the challenge in just over three days.

The pair, who are old school friends, describe the event as a both a challenge and an adventure combined.

It will also provide them with an opportunity to explore their own back yard while being able to give something back to the community.

They say that Macmillan give so much to the community already and they regard the charity as the perfect one for them to support.

“We wanted to do something worthwhile in two ways, both by community service and for ourselves - this will be a story to tell our children in the future.” said Adam, a Lecturer at East Riding College.

This was a point that became more pertinent with the arrival of daughter Daisy Alice at the end of March this year. “We have often discussed attempting the Transpennine route and now we are actually going to realise that aspiration - it will be hard work but worth it,” added Mark, a Finance Officer at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham.

So far, the pair have raised more than £240 through online donations alone and they estimate the actual figure to be currently closer to £300 when cash donations are included.

The pair aim to engage the support of local businesses to move them closer to their target, a website has been set-up to raise awareness and sponsorship.

Details can can be found via http://justgiving.com/2013coast2coast or by searching the hash tag #C2CUK2013 on Twitter or Google Plus.

The pair will leave from Hornsea Beach on the morning of Friday 19 July and hope to reach the Irish Sea at Southport in the early morning of Monday 22.

Donations can also be made by texting the code MCAC80 followed by an amount e.g. £1, £3, £5 to 70070.