Gruelling bike ride boosts care funds

FIRM FIGURE: The charity bike riders at the Sue Ryder centre near Chorley

FIRM FIGURE: The charity bike riders at the Sue Ryder centre near Chorley

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Big-hearted volunteers from two local firms raised more than £14,000 Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall by cycling the difficult and challenging 170-mile-long ‘Way of the Roses’.

The coast-to-coast route from Morecambe to Bridlington is recognised as one of the toughest cycling routes in Britain and features some steep climbs as it crosses the Lune Valley and North Yorkshire Dales.

Fortunately all cyclists from Amey and King Construction made it back injury free, with no major disasters along the way other than sore muscles. Sue Ryder, Cuerden Hall supports patients with life changing illnesses such as Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke and brain injuries.

The money raised will go directly to the care provided to residents and their families.

Amey’s account director Campbell Crawford said: “I’m so proud of our team.

“The effort everyone puts in to these events and the level of sponsorship we receive from our customers and suppliers really demonstrates a fantastic level of care and commitment by everyone involved.”

Sainsbury's in Bamber Bridge also kindly donated the bananas and flapjacks for the riders on the cycle, which meant that more funds could go to Sue Ryder.

Regional fundraiser Karen Jones said: “We are completely overwhelmed by what the team at Amey has achieved, and words can’t express how thankful we are to them.

“This money will go directly to the care provided by Sue Ryder to our residents and families and will make a huge difference.”

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