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Cyclists ride seven-seater bike from York to Leeds in aid of brain tumour charities
11:04am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
FUNDRAISERS saddled up on a seven-seater bike to cycle from York to Leeds and raise awareness of brain tumour charities, writes Michael Thurloway.
The trip was the first leg of a journey to Bolton Children’s Hospice led by fundraiser Geoff Major, 52. He was joined by Luke Walker, 31, of Whitby, Richard Cooper, 34, Richard Mair, 32, Nigel Smith, 49, Martin Wray, 49, and Shaun Tymon, 49, all of Scarborough.
Ellie’s Fund, one of the charities which will benefit from the event, was set up in 2010 after the death of 14-year old Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, who raised about £25,000 during her three-year illness.
Shaun, a friend of Ellie’s mother and Trustee of Ellie’s Fund, said: “The ride was quite hard and tiring because of the weight of the bike. It was also quite strange as you all sit in a circle, so I had to travel backwards.
Yorkshire Cancer Research, Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire and Levi’s Star also collaborated on the trip.
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