Cyclists to ride Costa to Costa

(left to right) Doug Smith, JC, Phil Corley, Phil Holland, Stuart McGowan.
(left to right) Doug Smith, JC, Phil Corley, Phil Holland, Stuart McGowan.
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CYCLISTS from across the city will be hoping to ride Coast to Coast to raise money for Help for Heroes.

The Costa to Costa Challenge will start at 8am on Saturday in Whitehaven harbour followed by a quick espresso at Whitehaven Costa Coffee shop. Jon Cowell and three friends then have eight hours and 50 minutes to cycle the 130 miles to Sunderland pier, following the classic Coast to Coast route before dashing back to Costa at Waterstones in Sunderland for last orders at 5pm.

The charity work of Help for Heroes has improved the lives of thousands of ex-servicemen and women, all of whom have put their lives on the line in the defence of our country. As a former serviceman, Jon received assistance from the related charity, Combat Stress, after serving in the Middle East, Africa and with the UN in Rwanda. This is an opportunity to pay something back.

You can donate online at www.justgiving.com/costa-to-costa. Find out more about the challenge on our website at www.britishduathlon.org/costa-to-costa.