Fathers and sons complete Way of the Roses ride

Simon, Matthew, Julian, Paul and Sam.
Simon, Matthew, Julian, Paul and Sam.

Two teenagers from Beverley tackled the Way of the Roses cycle ride for charity recently with the support of their fathers.

Matthew Minshall, 16, and his father Julian, completed the 170 miles Morecambe to Bridlington ride in aid of The Haemophilia Society.

They were accompanied by Sam Dillon, 13, and his father Paul. Sam decided to raise money for Checkemlads, a charity raising awareness of testicular cancer.

The group had a support crew to help them along the way, including experienced cyclist Simon Cowling and support vehicle driver Chris McMillan,

Beverley Grammar School pupils Matthew and Sam have raised around £500 each for their relative charities.

It took the group about two-and-a-half days to complete the ride.

Julian said: “None of the fundraisers had previously cycled more than 36 miles in one day.

“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us on our journey and who has sponsored us raising funds for such important 

Matthew’s fundraising page is www.justgiving.com/minshall-coast2coast.