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Bay to Bay cycle challenge returns for third year

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A determined trio of cyclists, relying on pedal power alone, have recently travelled over 300km to raise money for Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK.

Alex Claridge, Jonny Dimmer and Ali Williams have been supporting Winston’s Wish since 2013 with regular ‘Bay to Bay’ cycle challenges. With the help of some friends and colleagues, the trio completed their latest challenge, the 336km cycle from Cleethorpes to Whitley Bay, raising £1,730 for the children’s charity.

To date, they have ridden a total distance of 2,631km in support of Winston’s Wish, with the following journeys all ticked off the list:

  • Colwyn Bay to Oxwich Bay
  • Oxwich Bay to Croyde Bay
  • Croyde Bay to Landsend
  • Landsend to Castle Cove Dartmouth
  • Castel Cove to Bognor Regis
  • Bognor Regis to Whitstable Bay
  • Whitstable  Bay to Cromer Lifeboat station
  • Cromer to Cleethorpes Pier
  • Cleethorpes to Whitley Bay

Winston’s Wish would like to issue a huge thank you to Alex, Jonny and Ali, as well as everyone who has supported them. Since 2013, they have raised a fantastic £3,798 for the charity.

Alex Claridge commented:

“I think our favourite one was the first, where we cycled the length of Wales; from Colwyn Bay through Snowdonia out to the coast and then down to Oxwich Bay in the Gower. The hardest route was Oxwich Bay to Croyde Bay in North Devon, where we had some tricky riding conditions and rode over the old Severn Bridge, which was closed to traffic as the weather was so bad.”

Elizabeth Thatcher, Community Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish, added:

“We can’t thank Alex, Jonny and Ali enough for all of their hard work and dedication in support of Winston’s Wish. Its amazing fundraisers like them who allow us to continue our vital support for bereaved children across the UK and in Gloucestershire, where our Head Office is based.”

Each year, Winston’s Wish reaches more than 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. These specialist support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, homicide, suicide and military service.

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