Riders go Coast to Coast for GroceryAid, raising £28K

On June 30, thirty-three brave cyclists (including Palmer & Harvey chairman Chris Etherington) set off on a 333km expedition from Whitehaven to Whitby while raising funds for GroceryAid. Participants were treated to stunning views of the British countryside during the three day journey.

Cyclists were put to the test through 5,300m of ascents including both the Honister Pass and Boltby Bank, both voted in the top 100 climbs in the UK.

Day one was the shortest but steepest of days for the riders who faced a gruelling 1,688 metres of ascents. The day took riders from Whitehaven to Penrith and through the heart of the world famous Lake District.

Day two saw riders travel 123km to Ripon, taking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales before earning a well-deserved rest and dinner at a Spa Hotel.

On the third and final day cyclists travelled through the spectacular North York Moors National Park before they successfully crossed the finish line on the east coast in Whitby. Riders enjoyed a well-earned celebratory evening meal in a local hotel, while sharing tales of the past three days.

More than £28,500 was raised for GroceryAid.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will return next year, taking place from June 29 2017 to July 1, 2017. To register your interest in this event or to find out more about GroceryAid events email events@groceryaid.org.uk.\

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