Coast to coast via Barnsley for a pint

BikeNW'Alan Kay, aged 53, Keith Morton, 53, Tommy Bidwell, 63 and Alan Hayles,
BikeNW'Alan Kay, aged 53, Keith Morton, 53, Tommy Bidwell, 63 and Alan Hayles,
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THESE four friends are feeling sore in the saddle after completing an epic bike ride for charity.

Sheffielders Alan Kay and Keith Morton, both 53, Tommy Bidwell, 63, and Alan Hayles, 49, spent three days on their bikes as they travelled a meandering 200-mile route which took them from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.

Starting in Southport the lads pedalled all the way to Hornsea via Barnsley.

That’s where the friends, who live in the Chapeltown and High Green areas of Sheffield, stopped off in Worsbrough to enjoy a well deserved pint at The Boatman’s Rest.

Alan said: “We finished the ride in Southport without any punctures or repairs and raised a total of £1,663 to be split equally between St Luke’s Hospice and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

“We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and also thank the Race Scene bike shop in Barnsley.”

n NINE pals dodged torrential rain and hailstones to complete the notorious Three Peaks Challenge and raise more than £3,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

Richard Brailey reached the summit of Britain’s three highest points - Scafell Pike in Cumbria, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales - in just 24 hours along with friends John Redgrave, Andrew Hawley, Adam Hardwick, James Brown, Chris O’Conner, Tom Grapes, Ian Fitzhenry and Tim Brown.