Between 26/06/14 - 28/06/14 a team of 8 friends rode 170 miles from Scarborough Jetty to Blackpool North Pier to raise money for Trinity Hospice in memory of a very close friend Viv Bonsor and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as in 2012 James' Sister Lorraine was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Lorraine (Pictured above with James and I) was able to take advantage of new pioneering treatment but this treatment is particularly expensive so the Old Boys Cycling Team wanted generate as much money as possible in order that others might benefit and they certainly did that by fundraising at every opportunity. After each days riding the team spent their time collecting on their route to top up sponsorship money!
Unfortunately Lorraine has now had a relapse and her battle continues, which has made them more determined than ever to help her and other people suffering from this terrible disease. Next years ride is already being planned as a Coast to Coast across Ireland, Day 1 = 90 x miles from Clifden to Athlone (via Galway & Athenry!). Day 2 = 90 miles Athlone to Dublin and I've promised to join them.