Riders return to Sheffield after covering 310 miles for cancer charity

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A group of riders from the award- winning internet provider, ASK4 successfully completed their 2nd cycling challenge, 4Challenge, last weekend, cycling from Edinburgh to Sheffield to raise funds for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Colleagues and friends of ASK4, a company that provides Internet solutions for student accommodation across the UK and Europe, cycled into Weston Park on Monday after a four day cycling challenge that saw them compete with severe weather conditions, uphill climbs and various injuries along the route.

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The ride is set to raise £33,000 to fund Complementary Therapies at the Cancer Support Centre and benefit cancer patients and their families across the region.

Last year’s 4Challenge raised an incredible £40,000 to provide Digital Patient Information Systems and other equipment at Weston Park Hospital.

The brave bikers were welcomed back into Sheffield at Weston Park by pupils of Hinde House School, who helped design the cycling kit for the challenge, ride sponsors, family and friends plus charity staff and volunteers.

After a tough few days, the riders made an emotional return to their home town. Director of ASK4 and 4Challenge rider, Jon Thornhill said, “Once again, the 4Challenge has been an incredibly emotional roller-coaster for all involved with ups and downs throughout. We battled through the harshest of elements and overcame many individual and team challenges along the route.

“Overall, we are overwhelmed by the support we received from all those who have donated and those who showed such generosity to make this all possible.”

“We’ve so far raised over £19,000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity and we’re confident that, in the next few days, this will continue to increase to benefit those fighting cancer now and into the future.”

Money raised from the ride will benefit over 18,000 patients receiving vital cancer treatment at Weston Park Hospital whose recovery is aided by having access to beneficial therapies at this dedicated centre.

The Cancer Support Centre, which relies on funding from Weston Park Cancer Charity, is located just behind Weston Park Hospital and is a drop-in support centre offering a range of activities and support services to cancer patients and their families affected by cancer.

With therapies including Auricular Acupuncture and Reiki, which help improve the side effects of some cancer treatments, the centre is an essential facility for those requiring extra support throughout and beyond their cancer diagnosis.

Charity Business Development Manager, Darren Hayes said, “We are very grateful to all the riders and supporters of the 4Challenge for once again helping to raise such an unbelievable amount for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

“The riders pushed their selves to the absolute limit to help those fighting cancer across the region and the money raised will enable patients and their families to access the valuable therapies services, funded by the charity, over the next year.”

“Not only did each rider give up their weekend to take on this mammoth challenge, but they also dedicated hours of their time over the past few months to training and preparing for the challenge. “

You can still support the 4Challange by visiting the website Click here or texting FOUR16 then the amount to 70070.