Friends get on their bikes to travel 300 miles for Macmillan Cancer Support

Two friends are cycling 300 miles over three days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 31st July 2020, 7:00 am
Andy Thorp and Jonny Cochrane are cycling 300 miles to Holy Island from Helmsley.
Andy Thorp and Jonny Cochrane are cycling 300 miles to Holy Island from Helmsley.

Two friends are cycling 300 miles over three days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Andy Thorp and Jonny Cochrane will head to Holy Island, Northumberland, from Helmsley to raise funds for Macmillan, having both had family members diagnosed with cancer.

They were already closing in on their £750 target before the journey started.

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Both are keen cyclists and regularly cycle to work but neither have taken part in such a challenge before.

The trek will see the pair travel more than 100 miles per day, with a combined climb of 14,000 feet.

Mr Cochrane, who lives in Helmsley, said: “The Macmillan support for both our families has been amazing and we wanted to push ourselves to the limit to raise some money.

“We think putting ourselves through three hard days is nothing compared to the fight against cancer.”

Visit tinyurl.com/y5kd5xkh to support Andy and Jonny’s fundraising ride.

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