Cyclists complete 180 mile Newcastle to Edinburgh ride to raise funds for stillborn charity

The Advertiser Series: CHARITY RIDE: The Green Tree Cycling Squad, David Galloway, Matthew Walton, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eltringham, Gillon Hopson, Ryan Pearson and Marcus Johnson, at the end of the fundraising ride. CHARITY RIDE: The Green Tree Cycling Squad, David Galloway, Matthew Walton, Andrew Wilson, Simon Eltringham, Gillon Hopson, Ryan Pearson and Marcus Johnson, at the end of the fundraising ride.

CHARITY cyclists have pedalled 180 miles from Newcastle to Edinburgh to raise more than £2,000 for a stillbirth and neonatal help group.

The Green Tree Cycling Squad completed the Coast and Castles route to raise £2,128.

Gillon Hopson, Simon Eltringham, Andrew Wilson, Matthew Walton, David Galloway, Ryan Pearson and Marcus Johnson took to the saddle for the challenge, which formed part of a campaign by staff and customers at The Green Tree pub, in Tudhoe, near Spennymoor, for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity (Sands).

Murrie Venis, landlord of The Green Tree, said: “I had two babies and I decided it would be nice to help a charity which aided those who were not so lucky.

“We have run a number of fundraising events over the last 18-months for the Durham and Wearside Sands’ charity branch.

“It’ll help the charity to continue providing the much needed support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.”

The cyclists took two days to complete the ride and have collected more than £4,000 for the Sands charity over the last 18 months. Last year they did a coast to coast ride which raised £800 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Anyone wanting to help support the fundraising can visit just giving.com/teams/GTCS

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11:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Cheeky Dave says...

Well done lads. why not try the Reivers Route next year
Well done lads. why not try the Reivers Route next year Cheeky Dave
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