Four mates to complete 167 mile charity ride

A group of cyclists who are doing a sponsored bike ride from coast to coast, from left, Alan Kay, Tommy Bidwell, Andy Hayes and Keith Morton
A group of cyclists who are doing a sponsored bike ride from coast to coast, from left, Alan Kay, Tommy Bidwell, Andy Hayes and Keith Morton
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A SLICE of toast – then coast to coast.

These four lads will be up bright and early on Friday morning. They then plan to take a light breakfast before climbing into the saddle to ride across the country.

Sheffielders Alan Kay, aged 53, Keith Morton, 53, Tommy Bidwell, 63 and Alan Hayles, 49 hope to ride a total of 167 miles across country from Southport to Hornsea in aid of Cystic Fibrosis research and St Luke’s Hospice in Whirlow, Sheffield.

The friends, who live in the Chapeltown and High Green areas of the city, often go cycling together at weekends.

But they don’t usually ride this far.

They plan to travel from Southport to Sale on Friday.

Then on Saturday they will push on from Sale to Wath-upon-Dearne, stopping off at the Boatman’s Rest pub in Worsbrough on their way to meet colleagues from the Ronseal plant and other friends for lunch.

And then on Sunday they will travel from Wath to Howden before cycling from Howden to Hornsea the following day.

The lads thanked Race Scene bike shop in Barnsley for their support.

Alan said: “We have chosen the Cystic Fibrosis charity as a number of close friends children are Cystic Fibrosis sufferers.

“And we are donating to St Lukes as our close friend Gill Evans, sadly passed away there last year after receiving excellent treatment and support.”

n Log on to www.justgiving.com/Emma-Kay0 to sponsor the cyclists for St Lukes or www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/crosscountryride to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.