Epic cycle ride for kids cause

A TRIO of Mexborough fundraisers have completed a coast-to-coast cycle ride as part of a series of epic challenges to raise money for charity.

Danny Brown, Sally Kelly and Nathan Davies – who call themselves the Yorkshire Puddings - covered about 150 miles, riding from Bridlington all the way across to Blackpool over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

This was their fourth fundraising challenge in recent months.

They battled against the rain and wind to complete a 13 mile trek in the Lake District, then it was an abseil at Devil’s Gorge in Wales before they finished the Paris Marathon just last month.

The group has now raised around £2500, approaching their target of £3000 for the Children with Cancer UK charity.

Danny said: “The ride was more of a challenge than we realised it would be.

“On the first day we were all very saddle sore and our legs were aching.

“So much so that we had to stop over in a shop to get some extra foam covering to put on the seats.

“But we still had a lot of fun, and knowing its all for a good cause spurred us on to finish.”

He added: “We set off from the beach at Bridlington and finished on the one at Blackpool.

“So we went from the North Sea to the Irish Sea in two days, which isn’t bad.”

All that is left now for the trio is is a skydive on June 16 at Beccles Airfield in Suffolk.

They will be joined on the jump by fellow Mexborough man Kevin Johnson, who has helped them raise funds.

Danny said: “Kevin has really helped us out and he’s always wanted to do a skydive so we invited him along.

“We have done all of these challenges, but I think for some of us the skydive is the one we’re most apprehensive about.”

To find out more about the challenge, to donate, or to offer assistance, go to their facebook page at facebook.com/YorkshirePuddings or email puddingspentathlon@gmail.com