Sheffield trio use real pedal power to raise charity cash on 16-hour bike ride

THREE determined cyclists pedalled a whopping 86 miles for charity last week. 'Cycling in aid of Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Pennine Food employees Dave Webster, 41, and Kim Curbishly, 53, took part in the cycle. Mrs Curbishly's 27 year old daughter Charlie also took part.
THREE determined cyclists pedalled a whopping 86 miles for charity last week. 'Cycling in aid of Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Pennine Food employees Dave Webster, 41, and Kim Curbishly, 53, took part in the cycle. Mrs Curbishly's 27 year old daughter Charlie also took part.
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THREE determined cyclists pedalled a 86 miles for charity.

Pennine Food employees Dave Webster, aged 41, and Kim Curbishly, 53, and her Mrs Curbishly’s 27-year-old daughter Charlie took part in the ride in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

And so far the group have raised more than £900.

Dave said: “ I chose the charity because a lot of my colleagues have relatives who have had treatment at Weston Park Hospital, and I wanted to do something for local people.”

The trio started their journey at the Pennine Foods factory in Waterthorpe, Sheffield, and arrived in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, just under 16 hours later.

Dave, from Beighton, added: “We all helped to motivate each other, telling ourselves that we didn’t have long to go, and that there was a pint waiting for us at the end!”

The exhausting trip took the group along the A1 as well as the coastline towards Skegness.

Kim, of Sothall, took part in honour of her mum who died from cancer five and a half years ago.

She said: “At one point we were even singing because the sky was blue, there were poppies in the field and it was just really lovely scenery.”

Despite aching bones and tired legs, Dave said he had been converted to a cycling fan.

He said: “I hadn’t been on a bike since I was a kid, but now I’m going to leave the car at home and take the bike. It has helped us to get fit too which is an added bonus.”