Scouts meet charity cyclists

Shelterbox charity riders Carolyn and Huw Thomas with award winning scouts
Shelterbox charity riders Carolyn and Huw Thomas with award winning scouts

THE 1st Bridlington Scout Group were among the first to christen the resort’s new sea front cycle route to The Spa.

Their ride was to welcome charity bike riders Huw and Carolyn Thomas who are cycling more than 10,000 miles to raise funds for the ShelterBox charity.

Scouts and others on the new cycling route

Scouts and others on the new cycling route

Each day they aim to complete around 50 miles and have completed more than 9,300 miles on rides in America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Their latest leg began in Harwich in early June and they stopped off in Bridlington last week before moving on to visit Scarborough, and other Yorkshire towns.

The group met the tandem cyclists at the Bridlington Park and Ride and were joined by over 20 cyclists who rode into Bridlington along the sea front to the Spa.

In the Royal Hall, the Thomas’s spoke to a group of scouts, cubs, beavers and explorer scouts about their round the world adventures and the work of the ShelterBox charity, set up by The Rotary Club to provide emergency help and accommodation to those in need.

They then presented the Chief Scout Award to the Scouts Kieran Deighton, Liam Leech, Yasmin Leech and Heather McCall, in recognition of tasks they had undertaken, including some which were as a result of organising their visit.