A group of local cyclists set for a 170 mile challenge in June has held a glitzy fundraising night to further boost funds for three charities.
The event managed to raise nearly £6,000 on the night, held at The Suncastle pub recently, which included special appearances from Sid Dennis and Stefan Michaels.
A group spokesperson, said: “It was a fabulous night and we managed to raise £5,840 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance and The Derbyshire Children’s home.”
The group of 14 will be cycling from Morecambe to Bridlington from June 13-15, during the Way of the Roses Coast to Coast ladies’ charity cycle ride.
The team has so far managed to raise a staggering £8,500 ,with funds added from the night held at The Suncastle on March 23, but they are hoping to boost it to £20,000 in the run-up to their challenge in June.
“On the night, we sold 264 tickets and sat down to a roast beef dinner, with the meat donated by Mr T Ward, the vegetables donated by Mr Holland and Mr Rowsan and desserts donated by Gu Puddings,” added a spokesperson.
“We were entertained by Mr Sid Dennis, Mr Stephen Michaels, Miss Angie Fisher, Taff Lloyd and a disco was put on by Nick Dennis, all of whom gave up their time for free to entertain everyone, of which we are most grateful. We are also grateful to Bray design for the posters and banner,” they added.
The team have been training hard for many months, also taking spinning lessons at Fresh Fitness Gym with trainer Lee Johnson.
Speaking in January, a member of the group, said of the big day: “It’s going to be a challenge as it’s very hilly but the glass of champagne at the end will be spurring us on.”
If anyone would like to support or sponsor the team, visit their website at www.cyclingcoasttocoast.co.uk