FOUR work friends are getting on their bikes and cycling to the east coast to raise money for Sutton’s John Eastwood Hospice.
Chris Smith (31), from Stanton Hill, Ian Eardley (40), from Sutton, Joel Donnelly (28), from Sutton and Darren Brooks (31), from Church Warsop, are planning to cycle all the way from the hospice to Scarborough on 8th September.
The four all work together at Robinson Plastic Packaging in Stanton Hill and have been training hard in order to complete the 105-mile route.
“It shouldn’t take us any longer than 10 hours,” said Chris.
“We can’t wait - we have done an 80-mile bike ride just to warm up and some 70 mile bike rides in the past few weeks.”
Chris, Ian and Joel completed a sponsored cycle ride to Skegness last year, raising £1,000 for the hospice, and hope to beat that total this time.
Said Chris: “Having found Skegness a little easy, we thought of Scarborough this year to make it a better challenge as it’s a further distance!”
Colleagues from Robinsons will be travelling to Scarborough on a bus to support the group before giving them a much-needed lift home.