Cycling coast to coast to raise church development funds

The group of 11 have completed a 153-mile coast to coast challenge
The group of 11 have completed a 153-mile coast to coast challenge

A reception to rival the Tour de Yorkshire finish greeted 11 exhausted cyclists at North Bay after completing a coast to coast cycle challenge.

The group rode 153 miles from Morecambe to Scarborough raising more than £9,000 for Newby’s St Mark’s Church new roof and building development fund.

Among the 100 strong crowd at the finish line on May 3 were mayor and mayoress of Scarborough Simon and Val Green, who presented medals and a trophy.

Team leader and vicar Mike Leigh said: “Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us, sponsored us and turned out to greet us.

“It’s been hard work but huge fun and very worthwhile.”

You can still donate online at www.justgiving.com/stmarks-newby.