Magnificent seven ride to victory for worthy cause

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SEVEN ladies from the Lune Valley completed a 170-mile cycle ride across the country last month, raising more than £2,000 for the North West Air Ambulance.

The group set off from the Eric Morecambe statue in Morecambe on Friday, September 30, and rode for three days over hill and dale to arrive in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, on the Sunday.

The route has recently been designated as the Way of the Roses, and Helen Caton, one member of the group, said everyone ran into the sea fully clothed for a celebratory swim on completing the ride.

She said: “Many of the girls had never embarked on such a challenge before.

“We cycled 53 miles to Burnsall on day one, which was probably the most gruelling day dealing with not only the heat but the very big hills especially the one going out of Settle towards Airton.

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