After 3 grueling days, we arrived in Tynemouth having departed from Whitehaven 140 miles earlier!

We smashed our fundraising target of £2,000 and we sit just ever so slightly below the £3,000 mark. Any last minute donations to tip us over the £3,000 would be so much appreciated!

You can donate any amount you are comfortable with, via Paypal, by clicking the link below.

11 members and friends of WYFRS band took part on one of their biggest ever challenges this May Bank Holiday.

They cycled to official Coast to Coast route – from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. The route took them 140miles over the 3 days, and included cycling over 10,000ft of climbs!

Most of the participants had not cycled since they were in their teens, so this was a real challenge for them, and they have been training for this intensely since 1st January.

Extra information about the C2C is available on the C2C Guide website.

Our intrepid cyclists were supported by 6 other members of the band, who drove our minibus and support vehicle, catering, and providing refreshments along the way, as well as updating our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter.

Sponsoring the team

As well as taking on the personal challenge, the group are also seeking sponsorship for worthy causes. A proportion of the money we raise will be going to our charity partner The Firefighters Charity, and the remainder will be going to the charity individually chosen by the cyclists.

If you would like to donate, then please click on the “Donate” button below, and if you wish to leave a message of support, then we’ll post those to the website.

Finally, for now, we’d like to extend our thanks to ARLA Protein, who have sponsored our team jerseys.

Chosen Charities

Some of our members are using Just Giving to raise money for their chosen charities:

  • Frances is raising money for The Firefighters Charity - Click here to donate to her cause.
  • Ben is raising money for Cancer Research UK - Click here to donate to his cause
  • Sarah's chosen cause is to support the plight of her close colleague Laura Loftus. If you donate through the button below then a third of the money raised will be going to The Firefighters Charity, and the other two thirds will be going to supporting Laura Loftus

  • Jonathan, Mark and Heather are all supporting Sarah's chosen cause as well.

You can donate any amount you are comfortable with, via Paypal, by clicking the link below.

The full cost of the trip, accommodation, transport etc is being met by those taking part.
Every penny we raise will go directly to these worthy causes.

Messages of support from people who have donated via PayPal:

Good luck guys, I know you can do it! - Kevin

Best of luck team! - Lesley

Best of luck guys! xxx - Stephanie

Good luck Sarah, two great causes :-) - Paul

If you're climbing 10,000ft, have you ever thought of going east to west instead to make it downhill? Just a thought. Good luck, and I hope the blisters aren't in the wrong places - Ben

Good luck to Sarah and the rest of the team. Try not to take too many chunks out of the roads !