Cyclist goes the extra mile for charity

Graham Cooper (left) and Lisa Barker help Tim Moore prepare for his mammoth bike ride
Graham Cooper (left) and Lisa Barker help Tim Moore prepare for his mammoth bike ride

A BRIDLINGTON man will soon be setting off on his bike from coast to coast - and back again.

But even that’s just the beginning, because the 438 mile round trip is only the first part of Tim Moore’s fundraising ambitions in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Ex-seaman Tim, of Turmer Avenue, said: “Since watching the BBC series ‘Helicoper Heroes’ I have been determined to raise some money for this extremely worthwhile charity. I enjoy cycling, both on & off road, and since moving to Bridlington last year I have learnt of two coast to coast routes that I would like to undertake, the Trans-Pennine Way & the Way of the Roses.

“It is my intention to begin the ride early May this year & hopefully raise some cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”

Following on from this, Tim has plans for an even longer journey - riding all the way to Bridlington’s twin town, Millau, in the south of France - a mere 900 miles or so away.

Tim needed help to get his bike into shape, given the hard year that he has planned for it. The Bridlington Masonic Lodge stepped in, handing over a cheque for repairs and upgrade, whilst Chaiin (sic) Cycles St John’s is going all out to make the bike fit for the trip.

This isn’t the first long ride that Tim has taken. Last year he went all the way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, covering over two and a half thousand miles.

He said: “I’m hoping to help the Air Amulance by raising money, and I will be living very cheaply whilst I do the ride, so all the money will go to the charity. But I’m also hoping someone might lend me a phone with GPS and internet, so that I can get schools to follow my progress.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped so far, I think it’s important to do something worthwhile that will help other people.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Tim can find his page on justgiving.com.