Brid man’s 24-hour cycle ride for hospital

Cyclists Andy Mawer, John Route and Lee Scruton.

Cyclists Andy Mawer, John Route and Lee Scruton.

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Andy Mawer is really looking forward to a special fish and chip lunch.

That’s what will be waiting for him and two friends at the end of a 215 non-stop 24 hour cycle ride over the Transpennine Trail which they hope will raise £2,000 for the neonatal unit at Hull and East Yorkshire women and children’s hospital.

“We will be going over the Pennines at night meaning bright lights and keeping your head down,” said Andy, 34, of Scarborough Crescent, Bridlington, a lab technician for Specsavers in Hull.

He and Lee Scruton and John Route, both in their 30s and from Hull, will leave Southport at 11am on Thursday May 30, finishing at 11am in Hornsea the following morning.

They will have the occasional tasty treat provided by The Rowan Tree Cafe in Regent Terrace, one of a number of local companies supporting them, and stop only to fill up their water bottles from a support crew van.

It will be non-stop to the finish and their fish and chips from Butterworths of Hornsea who are also supporting the trio.

Also at the finish will be Andy’s wife Joanne and their two boys Bayen, 20 months, and Raine, 5.

The three friends have been planning the trip for about a year and already have around £1,000 pledged toward their target.

People can follow their training and progress on the ‘24-hour dash’ on Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone who wants to make a donation can do so at the Justgiving website: www.justgiving.com/lee-scruton.