Firefighters and friends raise more than £1,000 for charity

Four firefighters and friends have raised more than £1,000 for charity with a bike ride to Penrith and back.

The firefighters from Leyburn Fire Station took on the challenge for the Firefighters’s Charity.

They were joined on the ride by several friends and supporters.

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The team included firefighters Jason Kitching, Craig Evemy, Jonathan Sunter and Keith Dickinson, together with Helen Simpson, Marie Pillar and Ian Pace.

They completed the challenge at the weekend, completing 60 miles on Saturday.

After stopping off at Reeth Fire Station the riders faced  “brutal” head wind over the tops at Nateby.

On Sunday they returned via the fire station in Hawes.

So far they have raised around £1,250.

The money raised will go towards Jubilee House, a purpose built rehabilitation and therapy centre near to Penrith which is run by the charity.

The facility is accessible to members of the fire service and their families and provides a wide range of rehabilitation programs for active and retired firefighters.

Donations can still be made here.