Charity cycle challenge goes into white rose county

The cycling team.
The cycling team.

Four friends from Lancaster have completed the 170 mile Way of the Roses cycle challenge from Morecambe to Bridlington to raise money for local children’s charity Unique Kidz and Co.

Andy Suart, Alex Jones, Pete Stephenson and John-Paul Lambert have so far raised £1,000 for the charity.

Prison officer Andrew Suart said: “I was keen to do a personal challenge to improve my fitness and raise money for charity and when I spoke to my friends they were keen to join me.

“A colleague at work spoke to me about Unique Kidz and Co and when I researched the charity I really wanted to help. They are a good small local charity making a big difference to disabled children and their families in Lancaster and the local area. Any funds raised for them make a big difference and you can really see where the money is going.”

The Way of the Roses is a gruelling 170 mile cycle challenge which crosses beautiful scenery in Lancashire and Yorkshire countryside and covers high altitudes passing through Hornby, Wray, Clapham and then through to Settle, Ripon, York and finishing in Bridlington.