All aboard for a fundraising journey by tube

Dial a ride challenge Tim Lawson and Mick Atkin get ready for their London travel Tube challenge.Picture Richard Ponter 124207.

Dial a ride challenge Tim Lawson and Mick Atkin get ready for their London travel Tube challenge.Picture Richard Ponter 124207.

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Two Scarborough fundraisers will be making sure they “mind the doors” during a 12-hour London Underground challenge.

Dial a Ride deputy manager Tim Lawson and minibus driver Mick Atkin are travelling to the nation’s capital with a plan to spell out “Scarborough Dial a Ride” with the first letter of tube stations.

The pair will make the 20-stop journey on November 13 and are hoping to complete the challenge in under 12 hours.

All the money raised will go towards a new minibus for the charity, which is based at Londesborough Business Park.

A similar fundraiser took place in October 2009, when Mr Atkin spelt out “Scarborough Dial a Ride” with the first letter of mainline train stations, raising £1,273.

Mr Lawson said: “We’ve planned our route and we’re really looking forward to it.

“It will take us all the way from East to West and we’re not duplicating any stations.

“The distance will be just short of 100 miles and we want to do it in under 12 hours.”

He added that some of the letters had been trickier to pin down than others. Mr Lawson explained: “The ‘i’ was quite difficult - Ickenham is about as far west as you can get.”

The pair have been given free tickets by national train operators to get them to London and back and are paying for their own tube tickets.

They will take a photo at each stop.