A gaggle of 15 North East farmers are trying a gruelling 210-mile cycle experience from County Durham to the Scottish Borders and again, in support of Parkinson’s UK.
Setting off at the moment (Thursday 25 Might) from the village of Stanhope, the group will experience north to Denholm within the Scottish Borders, earlier than turning south to Amble, Northumberland, after which again to Stanhope over three days.
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“The horrible illness has affected a number of of our buddies within the native farming neighborhood,” stated Peddling for Parkinson’s organiser Andrew Moralee, who farms suckler cows and arable close to Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
“We are available all sizes and styles and, after a number of pints within the pub, the thought of a 200-mile cycle experience appeared a very good one to lift cash for this worthy charity.”
Coaching has been a bit hit or miss within the run-up to the occasion, with issues similar to silaging and calving getting in the best way, he says. However the farmers are decided to grit their tooth and make a distinction.
Peddling for Parkinson’s has already raised greater than £4,000, however additional donations could be gratefully acquired through the JustGiving internet web page.