Fundraising team pedal up charity cash

Charity bike ride that will take in four countries in four days, sets off from Ash Grove primary school, South Elmsall, cheered on by the whole school.'h313a341
Charity bike ride that will take in four countries in four days, sets off from Ash Grove primary school, South Elmsall, cheered on by the whole school.'h313a341
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A team of amateur cyclists rode through four countries in four days to raise cash for charity.

The ride – to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice – started at South Elmsall’s Ash Grove J&I School and covered 310 miles through England, Belgium, France and Holland before finishing at the hospice.

Jason Dale, organiser and team member, said: “A number of our riders had strong links to the charities involved. Ben Hancock suffers from cystic fibrosis and Kate Hancock rode in tribute to her father who she lost to the disease last year.

“The event was a complete success and we’re hoping to have raised about £7,000.

“The school, which some team members’ children attend, held a bun sale and other events to add about £250 to add to our total.”

Last year the team raised £10,700 for Yorkshire Cancer Research by riding coast-to-coast from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire.