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17 riders aged 28 years to 82 years completed the C2C cycle challenge for the Lake District Calvert Trust

17 riders finished the C2C for the Lake District Calvert Trust Sunday 22nd July with an age range of 54 years-28 years to 82 years old!

17 riders took part in the inaugural Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge over the week-end successfully cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth to raise funds for the Lake District Calvert Trust

The week-end was a huge success which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for cycling and the sun shone as the cyclists rode along the sea front at Tynemouth to be greeted by the Calvert Trust support team with medals and champagne to toast their achievement.

The riders spanned an age range of 54 years between them with 28 year old Sebastian Delorme born in Cumbria and now living in Manchester being the youngest rider and 82 year old Anthony McEntee of Keswick being the most senior member of the group.

Anthony has an impressive record when it comes to cycling and has cycled all over Europe and even completed a coast to coast in Spain. Now, Anthony has the achievement of completing the Coast to Coast cycle ride in the UK to add to his resume which he did in fine form. Anthony said, “It was an enjoyable experience but I found the downhills a lot easier than the uphills!”.

All the riders were collecting sponsorship to raise as much money as possible for the Lake District Calvert Trust in order to help the Trust to continue to enable people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventurous activities in the countryside. All the courses at the Trust are custom built to meet the needs of our visitors and to ensure their aims and objectives are full-filled.

It costs over a million pounds a year to run the centre and about three-quarters of this is paid for by our visitors and their supporters but we have to raise the remaining £250,000 every year so an event like this is key to raising funds.

Lynn Healey (Business Manager) said, “Everyone at the Calvert Trust would like to thank all the riders for their tremendous efforts over the week-end and for all the sponsorship money they have been collecting. We would also like to thank Cyclewise for kindly sponsoring the event. The Trust relies on the generous support of the local community and companies such as Cyclewise to maximise fundraising in events like these.”

The money raised from the event is rolling in fast and a total in excess of £15,000 is anticipated.


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