Charity cycle challenge

Andy Mawer cycling for menigitis trust
Andy Mawer cycling for menigitis trust

A Bridlington man will arrive back in town today after cycling 340 miles over four days to raise money for the Meningitis Trust.

Andy Mawer of Bridlington and Chris Cromie, of Beverley, began their journey along the Way of the Roses cycle route on Monday cycling 108 miles from Bridlington to Pateley Bridge.

Chris Crombie cycling for meningitus trust

Chris Crombie cycling for meningitus trust

The pair hope to complete the final leg from Ripon to Bridlington today, with friends and relatives on the finish line to welcome them back.

Andy and Chris, who both work at Specsavers in Hull, chose to support the Meningitis Trust after Chris’ 10-month old neice Chloe sadly passed away from the disease almost 10 years ago.

Speaking before the trip Andy said: “We’re hoping to raise about £1,000 and we’re quite confident of getting that, we’ve got £5-600 already.

“We came up with the idea of doing something last year and have been training since then, taking rides around Bridlington and the villages.

“Chris tore his thigh muscle a few weeks ago, but he’s on the mend and he should still be able to do it.”

If you would like to support Andy and Chris, you can donate online at www.justgiving.com/wotr-charityride or via text to 70070 with the word wotr58 with the amount donated, e.g. £1, £5.