Pedal power to boost charities

Cyclists from TP Broombys, from left, Andy Hunter, Matty Kavanagh and Paul Wild, who are cycling the Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington from 24th-26th May in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and Children's Hospices UK.
Cyclists from TP Broombys, from left, Andy Hunter, Matty Kavanagh and Paul Wild, who are cycling the Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington from 24th-26th May in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and Children's Hospices UK.

FOUR local builders merchant managers will next week cycle the Way of the Roses in aid of charity.

They are among 14 Travis Perkins managers from North Lancashire and Cumbria cycling the 178 mile route from Morecambe to Bridlington between Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26.

Three work at the firm’s Oxford Street base in Carnforth, while another is based at Sandside.

They are aiming to raise at least £3,500 through sponsorship for the Breast Cancer Campaign and Children’s Hospices UK charities.

The ride will start at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and take them via Grassington and York to Bridlington.

Matty Kavanagh, 33, who works in Carnforth and lives at Foss Court, Morecambe, said: “This is in aid of two great causes.

“Some of the people doing it have been affected by the things these charities raise money for.

“About nine years ago my mother Kathleen had breast cancer – fortunately she came through it.”

Last year the team raised £3,700 for the same two charities by walking 60 miles from Ambleside to Carlisle along the Cumbrian Way.

Sponsors can choose which of the two charities they want their money to go to.

If they do not specify, the proceeds will be split evenly between the two.

To sponsor, pop into a local Travis Perkins branch or visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TPWayoftheRoses.