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Monday 25 June 2012

Charity Ride

Coast to Coast - l-r - Terry - Ben - Chris - Tony

Four men from Crewe and Nantwich have finished a gruelling three-day charity bicycle ride across England. Ben Reinhardt (aged 58), Tony Mason (62), Terry O'Connor (62) and Chris Raiswell (42) have completed their 'Coast to Coast' cycle route from Workington on the west coast of England to Sunderland on the east coast of England. Their ride began on 18th June 2012 when they cycled a relatively flat ride from Workington to Penrith (55 miles) via Cockermouth and Keswick. The second day took them via some long climbs from Penrith to Sunderland (80 miles). On the third day they cycled an extra leg from Sunderland to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (33 miles), which included a section through the North Shields cycle tunnel. They then all took the train back to Crewe.

Ben is raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research ( Tony, Chris and Terry are raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care (

Tony said, "The rides were challenging in places but we were rewarded with some stunning scenery. I would like to thank everyone who has so generously donated to our nominated charities, which will benefit so many people".

If you would like to make a donation to the riders, please visit: .

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