Dales cyclists raise £10,000 for charity

The Lumps and Bumps team with sponsors.

A team of cyclists from West Burton who completed a double coast to coast ride back in September have handed over £10,000 to charity.

This is the second gruelling challenge undertaken by the Lumps & Bumps Team.

So far they have raised a total of £22,000 for Macmillan Cancer Care, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Low Mill Outdoor Centre in Askrigg and Tynesight, which provides vital funds for pioneering eye surgery at the Newcastle RVI.

The latest challenge involved the team cycling 245 miles in 22 hours from West Burton to Morecambe then to Saltburn before returning home for a finishing line party which was attended by over 200 people.

Chris Taplin, one of the riders, said: “We knew this was going to be a tough challenge but we trained hard and got the essentials right for endurance cycling.

“The support from our sponsors and the local community was incredible. Everyone really got behind this and it was quite emotional when we cycled back into West Burton.”

Another team member Dave Moore added “Some people are already asking what we are going to do for our next challenge in 2020.

“If you’d have asked us on the night we would have gladly sold them our bikes, but now a few ideas are being discussed so we might well return for a third event.”

The Lumps & Bumps Team were sponsored by Wensleydale Creamery, Cleaner Windows and O’Reilly Accountants.

The team consisted of Lee Donaldson, Dave Moore, Chris Taplin, Dan Liddy and Andrew Hawkins.