Led by ex Wakefield second row, Gary Price, a small group of enthusiastic cyclists have successfully completed the challenge of cycling between Blackpool and Scarborough in daylight hours.
The entire crossing took a little over twelve hours, commencing at Blackpool Tower at 5:30 in the morning ,skirting the base of the North Yorkshire Moors and travelling through Clitheroe, Skipton, Harrogate, York, Malton and Pickering before eventually arriving at the famous Spa on Scarborough’s seafront in the early evening.
Despite some running repairs, two punctures and unseasonal downpours all the team finished together, within the allotted time and also achieved the primary aim of the trip to raise money for the RFL Benevolent Fund.
Through sponsorship and donations the team have surpassed last year’s figure of £1000 and were successful in raising over £2500 this time.
Shortly after finishing Gary Price said:
“It has become something of annual event now and seems to grow not only in the challenge, but also in the number of people taking part. Who knows what we will be doing this time next year?”
“Thanks to everyone who has supported us and in turn the Benevolent Fund. The fund does an amazing job for the Rugby League family and we are all very happy to continuing supporting their work.”
Wakefield company GTP Cycles donated bikes and equipment to the venture.
Owner Mark Burgess said:
“We were more than happy to be involved with this challenge for the Benevolent Fund and also support Gary and his team. I spend a lot of time on the terraces at Wakefield watching the Wildcats and take my hat off to these guys for the time they have taken to support this cause.”